AC/DC today began selling its music on iTunes, after refusing to do so ever since the service launched. With fellow refuseniks the Beatles, Kid Rock and Metallica having previously done an about-face, this leaves Garth Brooks as the only major recording artist to continue holding out.
The Australian hard rock icons are making their entire catalog available digitally for the first time, and in every country where iTunes Store operates. Additionally, there are two special digital compilations: one that includes all 16 studio albums; and another that has those plus four live albums.
Fans can purchase individual albums, but they can also opt to purchase individual tracks, something AC/DC said they would never do because each album was created as a whole experience.
AC/DC’s albums have sold more than 150 million physical copies, nearly 71 million of which were in the U.S., making the band Sony BMG Music Entertainment’s best-selling catalog act worldwide.
Back in Black alone has sold 22 million copies in the United States, which the label said makes it the country’s fifth largest-selling album ever.
AC/DC – http://www.acdc.com
AC/DC – blog post
Associated Press – AC/DC’s Full Catalog Finally Coming To iTunes
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