Apple counts down to 10 billionth song download

Apple on Thursday began the "Countdown to 10 Billion Songs," a contest with a $10,000 gift card as a reward.

Apple on Thursday began its "Countdown to 10 Billion Songs."

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Apple is getting close enough to having 10 billion songs downloaded since opening in 2003, that it is beginning a countdown on iTunes. Official rules are available from Apple's Web site.

The winner of the countdown--the person that downloads the 10 billionth song--will win a $10,000 gift card. You can download any song from iTunes and be eligible for the prize, the company said.

Apple also posted a list of the most downloaded iTunes songs of all time. The top song right now is the Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling."

Apple said you must be 13 or older and live in a participating country. There is a limit of 25 entries per person, per day.

About the author

Jim Dalrymple has followed Apple and the Mac industry for the last 15 years, first as part of MacCentral and then in various positions at Macworld. Jim also writes about the professional audio market, examining the best ways to record music using a Macintosh. He is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CNET. He currently runs The Loop.

 

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