1,000,000 songs

Apple’s new iTunes-enabled music store sold 1 million songs in its first week of operations, shattering all records and expectations. Unlike the restrictive music services run by the major music labels (MusicNet and Pressplay):

[T]here’s no subscription fee, and users can burn songs onto an unlimited number of CDs for personal use, listen to songs on an unlimited number of iPods, play songs on up to three Macs and use songs in any Mac application, including Apple’s iPhoto, iMovie and iDVD software.

Apple is rumored to be developing a version of iTunes for Windows. Considering that the Mac represents only 8% of the PC market, the potential sales are enormous once Windows and Linux users — as well as users from anywhere else in the world besides the US — are allowed into the store.