AC/DC Blast iTunes

Band criticize Apple's online mp3 shoppe

AC/DC have hit out at the iTunes store for not allowing artists to ‘lock’ their albums, thus preventing tracks from being sold individually.

Angus Young told the Telegraph newspaper that AC/DC not being in the iTunes shop had made no difference to sales of their back catalogue. “We don’t make singles, we make albums," Young said. “We honestly believe the songs on any of our albums belong together. If we were on iTunes, we know a certain percentage of people would only download two or three songs from the album – and we don’t think that represents us musically."

He insisted that the band had defied advice from their own people, and been proved right: “We’ve actually increased our back catalogue sales without being on the site, and at the time we were sternly warned by our management team and our record label that the complete opposite would be the case," he said.

Look! A one man AC/DC covers band who sounds like the White Stripes! Bet he’s not on iTunes:

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