AC/DC Finally Available on iTunes

Discussion in 'Mac Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. macrumors bot



    Lifehacker notes that AC/DC's music has finally appeared in digital form on iTunes. [Direct Link]
    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.
    Article Link: AC/DC Finally Available on iTunes
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  3. macrumors 6502

    It's about time. First The Beatles, and now AC/DC. I'm glad that AC/DC is finally on iTunes
  4. macrumors regular

    This is a nice surprise!
  5. macrumors member

    Now we need Garth Brooks.
  6. macrumors newbie


    About time.
  7. macrumors 6502


  8. macrumors 604


    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?
  9. macrumors 6502a


    about damn time!!
  10. macrumors 6502a


    When Tool caves, I'll know we've arrived.
  11. macrumors 68030


    If only Bon Scott had lived to create the catalogue for Back 'n Black and beyond.
  12. macrumors 604


    All they've preserved by doing that is the concept of piracy.
  13. macrumors 68020

    I can finally download all the songs I've heard in the Iron Man movies and feel as badass as Tony Stark himself! :D
  14. macrumors 6502

    OH YEAH!

    I've already purchased a few of them!
  15. HMI
    macrumors 6502a


    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! ;)
  16. macrumors 65816

    True dat.
  17. macrumors 65816


    Or just grap his albums from the 2 dollar bin at Walmart.
  18. macrumors 603


    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.
  19. macrumors 6502a

    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...
  20. macrumors 68000

    For those about to rock!
  21. Guest


    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. :rolleyes:
  22. macrumors 68020


    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?
  23. Moderator


    Staff Member

    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.
  24. macrumors regular

    Time to cash the pension in!
  25. macrumors 65816

    Four oF NINE


    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..


    What for?

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