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AC/DC End Longtime Digital Holdout by Reaching Deal With iTunes

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After years and years of holding out on releasing their music digitally, legendary rockers AC/DC have now made their music available via iTunes.

The band’s entire discography is now available, including every live album, contributions to soundtracks, box sets and a series of official AC/DC ringtones. The band’s holdout seemingly hadn’t affected their album sales in an extreme matter, as their 1980 ‘Back in Black’ album regularly sells more copies than many albums on the Billboard Top 200 at any time, while their 2008 album, ‘Black Ice,’ sold 784,000 copies in its first week.

“From their 1976 debut ‘High Voltage,'” begins a press release issued by Apple, “to seminal classic ‘Back In Black’ and 2008 smash hit ‘Black Ice,’ every one of AC/DC’s 16 studio albums, along with four live albums and three compilation albums, are available for the first time ever on the iTunes Store. All tracks are mastered for iTunes, and fans have the ability to download full albums or simply purchase their favorite individual songs. Fans can also choose from two specially packaged digital compilations: The Complete Collection, the complete iTunes-exclusive AC/DC catalog; and The Collection, which includes all 16 studio albums.”

The Complete Collection (all studio albums, live albums and box sets) sells for $149, while The Collection (all studio albums) sells for $99.

Check out the entire AC/DC catalog along with special deals on iTunes. For those about to rock digitally, we salute you!

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