Apple has launched a promotional giveaway called “Countdown to 10 Billion Songs“, which offers the winner a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card. The counter on Apple’s home page at the time of this writing pegs the current number of downloads around 9.8 billion. Apple’s official rules state that participants can have 25 entries per day either […]
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Counting Down: 10 Billion Songs

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Apple has launched a promotional giveaway called “Countdown to 10 Billion Songs“, which offers the winner a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card. The counter on Apple’s home page at the time of this writing pegs the current number of downloads around 9.8 billion.

Apple’s official rules state that participants can have 25 entries per day either by iTunes Store music purchases or by filling out an entry form on Apple’s site. The contest has already begun and will end when the 10 billionth download is reached.

The prize will be awarded for the entry (either through a song download or through the non-purchase online entry) sent immediately following the download of the 9,999,999,999th song. The potential winner will be determined by the order of the entries received. In the event that more than one entrant would be a winner based on the simultaneous timing of entries, one entrant will be randomly selected from those entrants as the winner. Each entrant?s chances of winning are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received.

Apple has had similar contests in the past. You may remember the One Billion App contest last year, or even the One Billion Song contest of 2006.

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