The New York Times is reporting that iTunes has sold their 10 Billionth song download. Louie Sulcer of Woodstock, Ga., clicked the “Buy” button at an opportune time, downloading the 10 billionth song from the company’s iTunes Store since the site went active in April 2003. The fortuitous purchase made him the winner of the “iTunes Countdown to 10 Billion Songs” contest, and won a $10,000 iTunes gift card.
The song? Johnny Cash’s “Guess Things Happen That Way.”
Louie is a 71-year-old retired real estate broker. I thought the older generation wasn”t hip? He said in the interview that he learned about his good luck when Steve Jobs, the chief executive of Apple, called him on Wednesday night. On Thursday, he heard from Rosanne Cash, Johnny Cash’s daughter, thanking him for buying one of her father’s tunes. She then put her husband, the musician John Leventhal, on the phone to play the winning song.
With his phone ringing nonstop since Apple made the announcement, Louie said that he hadn’t had much time to think about how he’ll spend the winnings.
That’s the $10,000 question. I don’t think I’ll have to worry about buying birthday and Christmas presents anytime soon.
Referring to his three children and nine grandchildren who will likely benefit. Let us know in the comment box below what the last song was that you downloaded from iTunes?