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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:06 AM   #1
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AC/DC Finally Available on iTunes




Lifehacker notes that AC/DC's music has finally appeared in digital form on iTunes. [Direct Link]
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Once the Beatles signed up, Australian hard rockers AC/DC were the biggest major act holding out from selling their music on iTunes (or in any other digital music store). That changed today, with AC/DC finally realising that if rock and roll ain't noise pollution, you might as well make money while the download sun shines.
AC/DC's selection includes the "Complete Set" for $149.99 [iTunes], Studio Collection for $99.99 [iTunes], Ringtones, Live at River Plate, as well as individual albums.

AC/DC had previously rejected iTunes distribution in an attempt to preserve the concept of the album.
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AC/DC, formed by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young in 1973, is among only a handful of musicians to refuse to put their music on the popular download website in a move that Johnson defended as a bid to protect the album format from the Internet's emphasis on buying single songs.
Article Link: AC/DC Finally Available on iTunes
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:13 AM   #2
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:14 AM   #3
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It's about time. First The Beatles, and now AC/DC. I'm glad that AC/DC is finally on iTunes
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:16 AM   #5
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Now we need Garth Brooks.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:16 AM   #6
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 02:16 AM   #7
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Now we need Garth Brooks.
No. WE really don't. Maybe you do, but that's okay.

Actually, now that you mention this, I'm hoping Apple "accidentally" forgets to include all country music in iTunes 11. One can hope!
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:23 AM   #8
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Actually, now that you mention this, I'm hoping Apple "accidentally" forgets to include all country music in iTunes 11. One can hope!
Please do not equate Garth Brooks with country music.
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No. WE really don't. Maybe you do, but that's okay.

Actually, now that you mention this, I'm hoping Apple "accidentally" forgets to include all country music in iTunes 11. One can hope!
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Now we need Garth Brooks.
Or just grap his albums from the 2 dollar bin at Walmart.
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Would have made the purchase of these albums from iTunes had they been available... seven years ago. Such a shame, but at least they've finally seemed to have figured out they can't simply stick their heads in the sand as the entire distribution process of their industry changes drastically.
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Would be nice!

--- ahh, so much hate for Country Music!
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Way to hold out AcDc. For over a decade piracy was the easiest way to get your albums conveniently onto our devices. How much money was lost in the process?
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When Tool caves, I'll know we've arrived.
To be fair, they aren't nearly as successful and shouldn't have nearly the clout they do. They're a decent band and I know it's just my opinion but are really overrated - too much droning nonsense.

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I agree. AC/DC is too late to make any revenue now.

Most classic rock fans I know have already ripped from a (borrowed-from-a-friend) CD albums and then digitally copied to their Macs/PCs, thanks to the absence of "legitimate" purchasable albums (via iTunes, Amazon, etc) from the band.

In other words, everyone that ever cared ALREADY has digital tracks of AC/DC on their computers and iPods. Why would they go spend money now?
All my ripped/pirated AC/DC will now be available on iTunes Match, and someone will get something (probably not the band).
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How is itunes match going to handle this? Will my 'uploaded' change to matched at some point, or do I have to force a rescan?

(I'd try it but it doesn't seem to be working for any tracks for me at the moment.)
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To be fair, they aren't nearly as successful and shouldn't have nearly the clout they do. They're a decent band and I know it's just my opinion but are really overrated - too much droning nonsense.
I don't disagree but they seem to be the last notable (debatable I'm sure) hold out.

Though I'm not that impressed my iTunes availability anymore. When streaming services (Spotify, MOG) have access to the former iTunes holdouts, I'll know the future is upon us.
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AC/DC had previously rejected iTunes distribution in an attempt to preserve the concept of the album.
All they've preserved by doing that is the concept of piracy.
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I can finally download all the songs I've heard in the Iron Man movies and feel as badass as Tony Stark himself!
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onto our devices. How much money was lost in the process?
True dat.
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Way to hold out AcDc. For over a decade piracy was the easiest way to get your albums conveniently onto our devices. How much money was lost in the process?
I agree. AC/DC is too late to make any revenue now.

Most classic rock fans I know have already ripped from a (borrowed-from-a-friend) CD albums and then digitally copied to their Macs/PCs, thanks to the absence of "legitimate" purchasable albums (via iTunes, Amazon, etc) from the band.

In other words, everyone that ever cared ALREADY has digital tracks of AC/DC on their computers and iPods. Why would they go spend money now?
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