Announced last week, Apple’s iTunes Music Store has sold over 1 million songs in the first week, the company announced on Monday.
“In less than one week we’ve broken every record and become the largest online music company in the world,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Apple has created the first complete solution for the digital music age-you can purchase your favorite music online at the iTunes Music Store, mix your favorite tracks into playlists with iTunes, and take your entire music collection with you everywhere with the super-slim new iPods.”
Apple also announced that new tracks would be added to the store beginning tomorrow. Totaling over 3,200 new songs, Apple will add songs like Jack Johnson’s “On and On,” Andrea Bocelli’s “Tosca” and Fleetwood Mac’s “Say You Will,” as well as pre-release tracks from upcoming albums by artists David Sanborn, The RH Factor, John Scofield, Jesse Harris and Lizz Wright. Also to be added tomorrow are additional albums from the Eagles, Michelle Branch’s album “The Spirit Room,” and new Featured Artist pages for Coldplay, including an exclusive track and music video, and Alanis Morissette, with her catalog of music.
Also introduced during a special event last week, Apple has received 110,000 orders for its new iPod MP3 player and reported over 1 million downloads of iTunes 4.