According to EddieTrunk.com, AC/DC will be releasing their music on iTunes having been previously opposed to the iTunes service. The band had felt that due to all their songs being an integral part of various albums they didn’t feel it right to have the tracks individually downloaded.
“This iTunes, God bless ‘em, it’s going to kill music if they’re not careful,” lead singer Brian Johnson told Reuters on the release of their last album, Black Ice, in 2008.
“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.”
Alice Enders, from media analysts Enders Analysis, said she believed the band’s decision was ultimately a commercial one.
“AC/DC probably now understand that their future sales reside on iTunes given the steep decline of the CD in the US, long its top market,” she told the BBC. “If you can’t get your music in front of people in the retail outlet, then you have no choice but to embrace digital sales.”
The band’s albums are still not available on Spotify.