Hells Bells! AC/DC Brings Its Entire Back Catalog To The iTunes Store

Hells Bells! AC/DC Brings Its Entire Back Catalog To The iTunes Store

Now on iTunes.

AC/DC is one of the highest-grossing bands of all time, but until today, you would have struggled to find their music in digital form via any legal means. Why? They were one of the last great iTunes holdout bands, refusing to sell their music online in order to preserve the hallowed “album” format. Looks like they finally realized the battle’s lost, though. Now the Australian hard rockers have finally released their entire back catalog to the iTunes Store.

Individual tracks are priced at $1.29 each, while the band’s older albums, which have been “Mastered for iTunes,” are priced between $4.99 and $11.99. Newer albums, such as 2012’s “Live At River Plate” — previously an album only available on DVD — are priced at $14.99.

Alternatively, you can buy one of two AC/DC collection sets. The Studio Collection, which includes 11 albums, each with an iTunes LP, is priced at $99.99. The Complete Collection, which includes all 21 albums — studio and live — is priced at $149.99.

In addition to this, there are a huge collection of AC/DC’s greatest tracks available as ringtones for your iOS devices.

AC/DC was probably the biggest of the remaining iTunes holdouts after the Beatles settled their legal dispute with Apple and came to the iTunes Music Store back in late 2010. With AC/DC now available on iTunes, the biggest holdout is probably Garth Brooks.

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  • Atienne

    Should have been Titled… “When Old Bands Go Broke”. All those High & Mighty morals go out the window when the bank account starts to dwindle.

  • Joe Siegler

    This brings up a subject. Rescanning already scanned files in iTunes match. How can one do it? I have most of their stuff in my own scanned files as “uploaded”. I’d really like to be able to rescan and have it match them now.

    I don’t know of a way to do that, as I’d like to remove the “uploaded” files from my account and go with matched files instead.

    I know I can nuke them out of iTunes, re-add them and rematch, but I don’t want to lose all the ID3 info, play counts, and things like that.

    Has nobody figured out a way to do this?

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