Aerosmith Give into iTunes Pressure
Classic rockers Aerosmith are the latest to get on the iTunes bandwagon, as Apple’s iTunes has signed a new agreement to add previously unreleased digital forms of Aerosmith’s popular music to the service.
Apple and Columbia Records are making Aerosmith recordings between 1973 and 1987 available on iTunes on September 6, reports the New York Post.
This comes after the groundbreaking deal between iTunes and The Beatles and their record company, EMI, in November 2010.
Aerosmith, led by the charismatic Steven Tyler, have always made their newer songs available on iTunes, but they never allowed classic tracks, such as “Sweet Emotion” and “Walk This Way,” to be sold on the site.
Aerosmith will gain millions from the new deal, says music industry sources.
As for Tyler’s reality TV stint, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Aerosmith’s album sales increased 260 percent since Tyler became a judge on Fox’s American Idol, Aerosmith are currently writing and taping their first release since 2004’s Honkin’ on Bobo.