Bob Seger Ends iTunes Holdout
It's hard to believe that in this day and age there are still artists who refuse to sell their music on iTunes. Even the Beatles have made the jump.
But today there's one less such holdout: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band. However it's a sort of half-measure commitment to the digital music format. The band is only making available two live concert albums rather than the studio originals. Live Bullet and Nine Tonight will appear on the service tomorrow. Other Bob Seger albums already available on iTunes include two greatest hits compiliations and a collection of his pre Silver Bullet Band earlier work. Of course it's no coincidence that the news coincides with the band announcing new dates for the second leg of its 2011 tour.
Still, the fraternity of iTunes holdouts is growing thin. Kid Rock, AC/DC and Garth Brooks are perhaps the most notable. Rock's latest, Born Free, is available on Spotify, he has two releases available as album-only downloads on Amazon, and his entire catalog is available on Rhapsody. And Metallica caved...in July of 2006!