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.