GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Must-Know Itunes Library Statistics [Latest Report]

With sources from: time.com, forbes.com, gizmodo.com, apple.com and many more

In this post, we analyze various intriguing statistics related to iTunes libraries and user behavior. From the average number of songs in an iTunes library to the prevalence of pirated songs and the growth of the music platform, these data points provide a fascinating glimpse into the world of digital music consumption and the evolution of one of the most popular music services.

Statistic 1

"The average iTunes library has 7,160 songs."

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Statistic 2

"80% of iTunes libraries contain tracks by The Beatles."

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Statistic 3

"15% of songs in iTunes libraries have never been played."

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"A user’s iTunes library contained 700 plays in a year, 89.3% of which were unique."

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"90% of people’s iTunes libraries contain at least one pirated song."

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"The iTunes library grows by approximately 20,000 new song titles per day."

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"iTunes U reached one billion downloads in 2013."

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"iTunes library contained 37 million songs in 2014."

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Statistic 9

"In 2013, 67% of music downloads were from iTunes."

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"iTunes Radio had 20 million active users within 30 days of launching."

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"In Q2 2013, iTunes revenue generated $2.4 billion."

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"iTunes has sold over 25 billion songs as of February 2013."

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"iTunes Match service had 1 million subscribers in the first 36 hours of its launch."

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"In 2009, iTunes claimed 25% of total music sales (digital and physical)."

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"The iTunes library had over 800,000 podcasts in 2013."

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"iTunes users spend on average 420 minutes per month listening to their libraries."

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"Apple has paid more than $50 billion to App Store developers as of July 2016."

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Interpretation

The statistics provided offer a detailed snapshot of the scope and impact of iTunes libraries on music consumption and revenue. The average iTunes library size of 7,160 songs showcases the diverse music preferences of users, with a significant majority having tracks by The Beatles. The high proportion of unplayed songs and unique plays within libraries highlights the challenge of managing and engaging with vast music collections. The presence of pirated songs in many libraries underscores ongoing issues with digital piracy. iTunes' continuous expansion through new song titles and services like iTunes U and iTunes Match reflects Apple's commitment to innovation and user satisfaction. The revenue generated by iTunes, strong music download market share, and user engagement metrics demonstrate the platform's enduring popularity and economic significance in the music industry.

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