Paul McCartney Re-Releases Five Popular Albums as iPad Apps

Wednesday July 16, 2014 7:19 AM PDT by Kelly Hodgkins
Paul McCartney today announced the addition of five of his classic albums to the iOS App store as iPad apps, reports The Guardian. McCartney is following in the footsteps of other musicians such as Lady Gaga and Björk, who also used the tablet device to further the reach of their music.

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McCartney's iPad apps feature some of the musician's most popular albums -- Band on the Run, McCartney, McCartney II, RAM and Wings over America. Each iPad app contains premium content such as remastered audio tracks, archival video footage, interviews, photos and more. They are priced at $7.99, which makes them attractive to music fans who may prefer the discounted iPad apps over the more expensive music-only album versions.

McCartney may be the most long-standing successful musicians to adopt the iPad, but Björk holds the title as one of the first musicians to effectively promote an album using Apple's iOS ecosystem. Björk made headlines in 2011 for her groundbreaking Biophilia iPad app that merged music from the album with mini-games and interactive art tools. The title was recently inducted as the first app in New York's Museum of Modern Art permanent collection. The app also has been used to develop the Biophilia Educational Programme, which is being used as curriculum in several European schools.

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Posted: 15 weeks ago

I probably won't repurchase Band on the Run, but it is a classic. IMO everyone should have a copy in their music collection.


Because you think it’s good. What a ridiculous statement.


Do you know the meaning of the acronym "IMO"?
Rating: 12 Votes
Posted: 15 weeks ago
Finally.

No serious, iTunes should be capable of doing this without the need of a custom app.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 15 weeks ago
I probably won't repurchase Band on the Run, but it is a classic. IMO everyone should have a copy in their music collection.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 15 weeks ago

Finally.

No serious, iTunes should be capable of doing this without the need of a custom app.


actually iTunes is capable of doing this, it's called iTunes LP.
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Posted: 15 weeks ago

IMO everyone should have a copy in their music collection.


Because you think it’s good. What a ridiculous statement.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 15 weeks ago
Bit of a gimmick.. It'll be enjoyable because it's interactive for a brief time then you'll go back to listening how you usually would.
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Posted: 14 weeks ago

Still riding on the back of Lennon.


Shirley you can't be Sirius.
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Posted: 15 weeks ago

Billy Idols Cyberpunk album came with a floppy disc that had content. I wish they would rerelease that as an iTunes LP or one of these apps. Just my opinion...


Hahah! A floppy disc! At the time is was really good, tho.

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Because you think it’s good. What a ridiculous statement.


Have you ever heard that album? If you haven't, then your comment is more ridiculous. If you had, then your music taste most likely sucks.
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Posted: 15 weeks ago

actually iTunes is capable of doing this, it's called iTunes LP.



The App is an "end run" around the fixed pricing of the LP. He is charging $8 and he gets the KEEP 60% of that $8. If he re-released an LP he's get a tiny percent of the price with the record company keep most of the money.


Apples 30% cut from the app store is very good compared to a record company's cut. And the end user sees a discount too.
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