(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – It’s a long way to the top…if you want to be on iTunes.
AC/DC and Apple have finally reached an agreement after the legendary rock band previously refused to appear on Apple’s music service.
Apple announced the resolution on Monday, noting the availability of AC/DC’s entire released discography.
Lead singer Brian Johnson had previously held a grudge against the platform. “This iTunes, God bless ’em, it’s going to kill music if they’re not careful,” he stated in October of 2008 via a Reuters report.
“It just worries me. And I’m sure they’re just doing it all in the interest of making as much… cash as possible. Let’s put it this way, it’s certainly not for the… love,” Johnson’s comments went on to say.
Perhaps AC/DC is catching on with the times, realizing the large revenue opportunity iTunes and other music sharing platforms provide.
The territory is nothing new. Another legendary band, The Beatles, didn’t appear on iTunes until late 2010. “It has been a long and winding road to get here. Thanks to the Beatles and EMI, we are now realizing a dream we’ve had since we launched iTunes ten years ago,” stated late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs when that issue was finally settled.
Meanwhile, aside from individually purchasing the band’s studio albums, iTunes users can receive them all in a collection package for $99.99. Also in the mix are 4 live albums and 3 compilation albums.