Lucky download

Alex Ostrovsky is one lucky teen.

Sometime on Tuesday night, the 16-year-old West Bloomfield native downloaded the one billionth song for sale on iTunes, the successful music-download service created by Steve Jobs et al. Ostrovsky didn’t know it at the time, but he was about to find out that his 99 cents would include a lot more than Coldplay’s Speed of Sound.

The teen received national media attention and a host of prizes — a 20 inch iMac, ten 60GB i-pods and a $10,000 iTunes gift card.

Apple also plans to establish a scholarship in Ostrovsky’s name at the Juillard School of Music in New York.

2 Comments so far

  1. SNWEB.ORG (unregistered) on February 25th, 2006 @ 10:17 pm

    He downloaded Coldplay… i find hilarious, especially for his age.

  2. eman (unregistered) on February 27th, 2006 @ 7:41 pm

    I find it hilarious that people think it fine to critisize other’s musical tastes. How sad.

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