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AC/DC available to download legally in Australia

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 06 Nov 2008 18:01 User comments (7)

AC/DC available to download legally in Australia One of the most recognizable names in music entertainment has maintained a "No Downloads" policy ever since Apple's iTunes revolutionized purchasing music on the Internet. AC/DC does not support the download format, and definitely not Apple's iTunes service. In Australia however, BigPond has added 16 AC/DC albums to its line-up, available in MP3 and WMA formats (some sell as WMA only).
"Since iTunes came into existence, we've actually increased our back catalogue sales without being on the site. We were sternly warned by our management team and our record label that the complete opposite would be the case," Angus Young said in a recent interview.

"Maybe I'm just being old-fashioned, but this iTunes, God bless 'em, it's going to kill music if they're not careful," Brian Johnson told Reuters. "It's a...monster, this thing. 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, let's get that out of the way, right away."

According to AC/DC representatives, the "No Downloads" policy does not just apply to Apple, but to all other companies selling music on the Internet. BigPond music is selling 16 AC/DC albums at $16.50 a piece, but the new album will not be available on the service and no single tracks are available to download. "AC/DC Live" is the number 17 album for BigPond this week.

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7 user comments

16.11.2008 18:38

Quote:
According to AC/DC representatives, the "No Downloads" policy does not just apply to Apple, but to all other companies selling music on the Internet. BigPong music is selling 16 AC/DC titles at $16.50 a piece, but the new album will not be available on the service and no single tracks are available to download. "AC/DC Live" is the number 17 album for BigPond this week.
In other words AC/DC is still maintaining there "No Downloads" policy. You can buy one track for $16.50 (typo?) or the whole CD.

Peace

26.11.2008 18:43
varnull
Inactive

hahahaha.. it's available to us "beachcombers" right now... some nice person has upped flacs.

It's not bad either. I might consider buying it when the price drops to normal.

/me likes AC/DC

36.11.2008 18:45
7thsinger
Inactive

I like AC/DC as well.

Their new album is good stuff too. Worth picking up, IMO.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 06 Nov 2008 @ 18:46

46.11.2008 18:50
varnull
Inactive

Many years ago Bon Scott was asked on a radio interview.. "Are you AC or DC?"

His reply.. (and it made me giggle for hours)

"Neither man.. I'm the ------- lightning!"

RIP dude.. a real rockstar.. not one of these plastic conformist big business puppets. We miss you Bon.

Originally posted by dead kennedys:

Is my cock big enough, my brain small enough.
For you to make me a star.
Give me a toot, I'll sell you my soul.
Pull my strings and I'll go far

57.11.2008 0:31

This is why you have to love what NIN did with their albums... Yes they know it got 'beachcombered' like hell (I love that term varnull!), but look at how much they made off the donation system they had set up... and it all went to them... not some RIAA fatcat...

67.11.2008 7:55

UUmmmm Black ice is pure regurgitation of the brand/theme...how is that not conformists?

And they blatantly say they do not understand nor like downloading.....how the fck can you support them?
0_o

I guess its old shcool and the in thing to not diss it for music snobs...

727.8.2011 15:48
waterproofcat
Unverified new user

If they did a big iTunes release like The Beatles after Michele Jackson died they would make a *bleep* ton of cash. I don't care about their core interests, because I know a true artists real interest is always there fans and banning downloads disables your fans. They aren't being old school there being ignorant!

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