While today might not be “just another day that you’ll never forget,” it’s certainly a momentous day for fans of AC/DC. After much hemming and hawing, the phenomenal Australian rock band has finally agreed to make their music available on the iTunes Store.
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 iTunes catalog features hundreds of songs and includes a couple of special bundles.
Most of the band’s songs may be downloaded for $1.29 each. Of course, these songs may also be downloaded by album.
It’s worth noting that, as pointed out by MacRumors, AC/DC previously rejected iTunes distribution “as a bid to protect the album format from the Internet’s emphasis on buying single songs.”
“Maybe I’m just being old-fashioned,” said lead singer Brian Johnson, “but this iTunes, God bless ‘em, it’s going to kill music if they’re not careful.”
Alternatively, AC/DC’s studio albums may be bought all at once through a $99.99 studio collection or through a $149.99 complete set. The latter anthology also includes rarities, demo tracks, four live albums, and virtually everything recorded by the band.
If you’re a huge AC/DC fan, then you’re probably thrilled to finally be able to download “four decades of high-voltage rock ‘n’ roll” from the most popular digital music store in the world. Are you?