April 26, 2004

Happy 1st Birthday, iTMS

Jobs to speak on iTunes Music Store anniversary

Apple announced today that it will be holding an iTunes Music Store Anniversary Conference Call this Wednesday, April 28 at 11:30 a.m. ET. Apple CEO Steve Jobs will update media and industry analysts on the iTunes Music Store one year after its launch.

I wonder if they met Steve's goal of 100 million downloads within a year. The beginning of the month they were just slightly past the half-way mark. Not sure if the Pepi iTunes giveaway was or was not supposed to be included. Estimates are in the neighborhood of 30 - 40 million and they (the iTMS) were selling about 2.5 - 3 million downloads a week.

No matter if the goal was reached, IMMHO, the iTMS is a huge success and its competitors will have to come correct if they want to succeed alongside, let alone, topple this music giant.

Posted by ronn at April 26, 2004 01:14 PM