Just An Online Minute... One Billionth Download
Apple was in such a celebratory mood that it also said it would create a scholarship to the Juilliard School of Music in Ostrovsky's name.
"Over one billion songs have now been legally purchased and downloaded around the globe, representing a major force against music piracy and the future of music distribution as we move from CDs to the Internet," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO, in a statement.
Apple launched the iTunes Music store three years ago. Apple now offers music videos and video downloads of popular TV shows like "Desperate Housewives."