For the second time since the iTunes Music Store opened, Apple has released numbers telling consumers how many songs have been sold. After one week, the company sold over 1 million songs and now 16 days after the official opening of the store, over 2 million songs have been sold.
“Response to the iTunes Music Store has been phenomenal — we’ve clearly hit a chord with users,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We’re adding new songs every day, giving music lovers even more reasons to legally download their favorite music.”
According to Apple over 4,300 new songs were added to the iTunes Music Store on Tuesday, including five albums from The Doors; new featured artist Fischerspooner’s album “#1” plus an exclusive remix of their hit “Emerge;” new albums from Cold, Lizz Wright, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs; pre-release tracks from upcoming albums by Michelle Branch, Da Brat, Jesse Harris and Kenna; and, completing her catalog of music now available on the store, Alanis Morissette’s albums “Under Rug Swept” and “Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie.”
Other genres were also represented as new music was added from artists including John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Nina Simone, Paul Oakenfold and Staind.