Tuesday, April 04, 2006, 05:30 am PT (08:30 am ET)
Dave Matthews Band catalog arrives on iTunesDave Matthews Band and Apple Computer on Tuesday announced the availability of the band's entire catalog on the iTunes Music Store.
The announcement represents the first time that fans of Dave Matthews can purchase online and download individual songs from the band's catalog for just 99 cents per song. The deal is currently exclusive to iTunes.
"We're excited to offer Dave Matthews Band fans our entire catalog on iTunes for downloading to their computer or iPod," said Dave Matthews. "After releasing 'Stand Up' on iTunes the band received such great feedback that we decided to make all of our music available on the iTunes Music Store."
Beginning today, fans can download songs from Dave Matthews Band albums including; "Under the Table and Dreaming," "Crash," "Before These Crowded Streets," "Everyday," "Busted Stuff," "Stand Up" and "Remember Two Things." Dave Matthews solo album "Some Devil" and violinist Boyd Tinsley's solo album "True Reflections" are also available. Each album can be downloaded from iTunes for $9.99 and individual songs for 99 cents each.
"We're thrilled to be the first digital music store to offer the songs from Dave Matthews Band for individual purchase," said Eddy Cue, Apple's vice president of iTunes. "We've sold over one billion songs since launching the iTunes Music Store just three years ago, and the availability of every Dave Matthews Band song for purchase is yet another major milestone for iTunes and digital music."
Dave Matthews Band has sold more than 35 million albums in the United States alone and over 12 million concert tickets, making them a top album seller and concert draw year in and year out. The band begins their summer tour on May 30 with a date in St. Louis, Missouri's UMB Bank Pavilion and is not expected to finish until late September at which point the band will have played nearly 50 dates in total.
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