6 Remaining iTunes Hold Outs

November 17, 2010 . by Wolcott Katzenbach/ Prefix
With the addition of the Beatles catalog to the iTunes store, one of the most glaring gaps in Apple’s digital music library has been filled. But while the Beatles were certainly the most high-profile of iTunes hold-outs, there are still a number of popular artists whose music remains unavailable.

AC/DC, Garth Brooks, Kid Rock, Bob Seger, Def Leppard and Tool are six notable bands that for various reasons are currently not making their music available digitally.

Both AC/DC and Garth Brooks believe that iTunes is “killing” music. “Maybe I’m just being old-fashioned, but this iTunes, God bless ’em, it’s going to kill music if they’re not careful,” said AC/DC’s Brian Williams.

Others, such as Kid Rock, believe that iTunes is currently under-valuing their work, and object to the notion that all songs are equally valuable under iTunes current pricing policy. “I have trouble with the way iTunes says everybody’s music’s worth the same price,” Kid Rock said earlier this year. “I don’t think that’s right, there’s music out there that’s not worth a penny. They should be giving it away, or they should make the artist pay people to listen to it.” [Rolling Stone]

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