Yesterday's Billboard Bulletin reported that Apple is preparing a suite of marketing tools for labels and artists with content on iTunes Music Store.

The software is designed to help artists and labels promote and sell their music, and will be made available later this month. The tools will also help copyright owners upload music to the store.

Apple currently offers 400,000 tracks through the store. The company announced iTunes for Windows last week, prior to this the company had seen an average 600,000 song downloads per week through the service.

In the three and a half days since Apple's expansion to serve music lovers on Windows computers, the company saw one million downloads of the software and one million song sales.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs exclaimed: "We're off to a great start, and our competition isn't even out of the starting gates yet."