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Old Nov 19, 2012, 12:06 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, 12:13 AM   #2
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 12:14 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, 12:16 AM   #5
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Now we need Garth Brooks.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 12:16 AM   #6
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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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If only Bon Scott had lived to create the catalogue for Back 'n Black and beyond.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 12:43 AM   #12
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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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Old Nov 19, 2012, 12:51 AM   #13
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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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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:02 AM   #14
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OH YEAH!

I've already purchased a few of them!
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:16 AM   #15
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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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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?
True dat.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:19 AM   #17
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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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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:52 AM   #18
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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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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:56 AM   #19
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No special countdown announcement for this? Remember when the Beatles music was added to iTunes? "Tomorrow is just another day. That you'll never forget" and I guess they were right...
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Australian rockers?

Angus and Malcolm Young, co-founders of the band, are from Glasgow and are well known Rangers supporters.

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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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Old Nov 19, 2012, 02:52 AM   #23
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Australian rockers?

Angus and Malcolm Young, co-founders of the band, are from Glasgow and are well known Rangers supporters.

Do get it right MacRumors.
To be fair they have lived in Australia for nearly 50 years and the band was formed there. Even though they only have one member who was born there, they will always be classed as an Australian band.

Half of U2 were born in England but you wouldn't say they are not an Irish band.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 04:32 AM   #25
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Well it's about time.. Just last weekend some mates of mine in a chat room were pondering AC/DC's quixotic decision to remain unavailable at the iTunes store..

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