2 May 2003
Four songs per second
No, it's not the sequel to Moby's 1000-beats-per-minute "Thousand"; it's the approximate sales volume at Apple's Music Store, which moved some 275,000 tracks in its first 18 hours of operation.
The Register notes that two labels have signed up for the eventual Windows version of the Apple store, and wonders about it:
We'd have thought Apple would have built such a licence into its agreement with the labels from the word go, but maybe that's not the case.
As would I. Is there some reason other than sheer volume why the music industry should fear Windows users more than they fear Macintosh users?