On 24th February 2010, Louie Sulcer downloaded the 10 billionth song from iTunes Music Store. The song was “Guess Things Happen That Way” by Johnny Cash. Louie from Woodstock, Georgia, received a $10,000 iTunes gift card and a call from Steve Jobs.
Ryan Maguire created a song from the sound bits removed by MP3 compression of Tom's Diner. He called it, "moDernisT", which is an anagram of the original song name. Suzanne Vega's hit was used as a testbed song by Karlheinz Brandenburg when he developed MP3. [more...]