Two and a half years after taking their first step toward acceptance by making their music available for purshase on iTunes, AC/DC are loosening their grip even more by making their catalog available on streaming services, according to The New York Times.
Sources tell The Times that the Australian rockers, who refused to make any of their music available for digital purchase until 2012’s Rock or Bust, will release their catalog to streaming services “as early as Tuesday.” The list of services reportedly includes Spotify, Rdio and Apple Music, which launches Tuesday.
It’s another big get for Apple Music. Just last week, Taylor Swift announced 1989, which has not been available on any streaming sites, will be available on the service when it launches on June 30. The decision came after Apple’s “change of heart” in deciding to pay artists royalties during the 90-day trial period. It will be the first streaming service to offer Dr. Dre’s 1992 classic The Chronic. Pharrell’s next single, “Freedom,” will be debut exclusively on the service.
In other words, it’s the future. It’s all happening.