Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) today announced that its iTunes music store has crossed the threshold of 25 billion songs sold. According to Apple, the purchaser was a user in Germany who bought Monkey Drums (Goksel Vancin Remix) by Chase Buch and the buyer will receive a 10,000-euro iTunes gift card.
The news comes as the iTunes Music store approaches its decade anniversary after being launched in April 2003, setting a new standard in digital distribution. Apple says the iTunes catalog has now grown to more than 26 million songs throughout 119 different countries. Apple software and services exec Eddy Cue noted in the company press release that the store now sells an average of more than 15,000 songs per minute.
During the last quarter's conference call, Apple said it reached a new record with iTunes revenue of $2.1 billion.