AC/DC to Launch Streaming Songs For First Time on Apple Music, Spotify, Rdio
If you’re a fan of AC/DC, you’ll soon be able to stream their songs for the first time, according to the New York Times. Sources say songs will be available as early as Tuesday (which, is also the launch day for Apple Music) on services such as Apple Music, Spotify and Rdio:
The Australian rock stars, who began selling their music on iTunes only three years ago, will join a variety of subscription streaming music services as early as Tuesday, including Spotify, Rdio and Apple’s new service, Apple Music, according to a number of people with knowledge of the band’s plans who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
AC/DC only put their albums on iTunes back in 2012, and prior to that has been one of the longest holdouts of the digital music market. The RIAA says the Australian rock band has sold 72 million albums in the U.S. alone.
For iOS 8.4 and iOS 9 beta users in Canada right now, Beats 1 has a promo clip that is playable, highlighting the worldwide radio station and what it will offer listeners.
Earlier today Apple confirmed Dr. Dre’s The Chronic will make its streaming debut on Apple Music tomorrow; the latter is expected to launch worldwide in 100 countries (including Canada, most likely at this point) at 9AM PDT/12PM EDT. iOS 8.4 is said to become available in the morning prior to the launch, as it is required for Apple Music.