iTunes is heading for it’s 10 billionth track sold, and has launched a promotion to encourage people to get their credit cards out. If you’re the purchaser of the 10,000,000,000th track, then that nice Mr. Jobs will post you a gift card worth $10,000 to spend in the iTunes store. Interestingly, you don’t actually need to buy any music to be eligible to win the ten thousand dollar prize; you can get a free sweepstake entry by filling out a form here, which should count the same as a song purchase if your entry gets processed immediately after the 99,999,999,999th track is sold. You can keep an eye on the track sales ticker on the iTunes homepage, and put in up to 25 free entries a day, or just log in and buy a huge pile of songs near the time. I’ll be entering, but unfortunately they don’t sell hardware on the iTunes store, so my iPad will have to wait until Christmas. Oh, and if you happened to buy from one of the artists that RouteNote has distributed music to iTunes for, then we’d be really pleased.
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