AC/DC Streaming Music Via Spotify, Apple Music + Other Services After Lengthy Hold-Out
AC/DC were purposely late to the game, but as of right now, you can finally hear the iconic band's music via online streaming services.
There are a few gripes between musicians and online streaming services such as Spotify, mostly stemming from royalty issues. AC/DC have never had a problem selling records, with a reported 72 million albums sold in the U.S. alone. However, AC/DC have joined forces with subscription streaming companies such as Spotify, Rdio and Apple Music, with services offering the band's catalogue as soon as today (June 30).
AC/DC only joined up with iTunes back in 2012, so it's no surprise that the Australian rock legends were hasty with getting on board with this newer business model. AC/DC guitarist Angus Young vowed to keep AC/DC's music limited to physical pressings back in May 2011 after the Beatles finally chose to work with iTunes after years of resistance. "I know the Beatles have changed but we're going to carry on like that," guitarist Angus Young said. "For us it's the best way. We are a band who started off with albums and that's how we've always been."
Priorities change, however, so for those of you subscribed to audio streaming services, get ready to rock out with AC/DC! [via The Verge]
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