AC/DC Says Their Songs Will Never Be Available For Download; Rest Of Internet Laughs

from the that's-not-how-it-works dept

Capitalist Lion Tamer points us to the news that the band members of AC/DC are standing firm in saying that they will never allow authorized versions of their music to be sold online for download. The logic here seems to be entirely lacking. The band claims that it's because they want people to listen to the whole albums, not just tracks, but if that's the case then they should just release the whole album as a single track. The fact is that anyone who has their albums can choose to listen however they want. And any time one of their songs is played on the radio, only one song is heard -- yet you don't hear them talk about boycotting radio. But, of course, the bigger issue is that it's silly to not offer an authorized way for people to pay you for your music, when the alternative that plenty of people will choose, instead, is to simply download unauthorized versions where the band has no say at all.

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  1. identicon
    exactly, 10 May 2011 @ 9:24am

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    I find Led Zep complaining about stealing music or anything near this as funny but that's besides the point. Instead of "taking a stand" by refusing to embrace new technology - they should focus more on "taking a stand" by making albums worth listening to. As Rose points out in the end their "stand" only created more problems.

    And as Gwendal and a few others have commented - single track listening was created long before the internet. Radio, MTV (and the music video) 45's and Record companies all have contributed to this trend. If anything the blogosphere & the internet has been a fertile ground for indie acts (who do make fully realized albums).

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