Elbow’s Guy Garvey rails against iTunes

Singer wants them to stop selling individual tracks

Elbow‘s Guy Garvey has spoken out against iTunes, asking them to give artists the right to lock albums.

The singer believes that allowing users to buy individual tracks from albums is leading to the death of the music form.

Laying out his demands, Garvey said: “Ultimately, iTunes is a device for selling hardware, MP3-playing hardware, so they should give the artists the freedom to lock their records if they want and it’s something that I’m personally gonna see if I can make happen because it’s fucking important.”

Garvey, whose band are set to release their fourth album ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’ next week (March 17), told Gigwise.com: It’s not the buying thing either, it’s not like I want £7.99 not 79p.

“I’d rather people went ripped the whole thing for free than got the individual tracks for 79p each, you know what I mean, there’s no point in doing what we do (otherwise).”