AC/DC slam Apple iTunes

Angus Young reveals why his band boycott the store

AC/DC have slammed the iTunes music download service.

AC/DC frontman Angus Young, whose band refuse to make their songs available on iTunes, said the boycott was because they didn’t want fans simply downloading a few tracks of theirs.

“We don’t make singles, we make albums,” he told the Telegraph.


“We 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. We don’t think that represents us musically.”

Young added that despite pressure from industry figures to make AC/DC‘s songs available on iTunes, he didn’t believe that being part of the site was crucial to success.

“Since iTunes came into existence, we’ve actually increased our back catalogue sales without being on the site,” he said. “We were sternly warned by our management team and our record label that the complete opposite would be the case.”

AC/DC are set to release a new album, ‘Black Ice’, on October 20. It won’t be available on iTunes.


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