Buzzing: AC/DC agree to stream music

Australian rock band AC/DC performing on stage in Germany.
Australian rock band AC/DC performing on stage in Germany. PHOTO: AFP


AC/DC are on board at last. The Australian rock stars, who began selling their music on iTunes only three years ago, would join a variety of subscription streaming music services as early as yesterday, including Spotify, Rdio and Apple's new service, Apple Music, according to a number of people with knowledge of the band's plans who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

AC/DC - who have sold 72 million albums in the United States alone, according to the Recording Industry Association of America - have long been one of the biggest holdouts in the digital music market.


Young soul sensation Sam Smith is singing again six weeks after he underwent vocal surgery. The 23-year-old British singer on Monday posted on Instagram a short video of him singing Elvis Presley's Can't Help Falling In Love with his brassy voice. "I'm back," was Smith's simple message.

He earlier announced that he would resume performing on Friday at a festival in England's Thetford Forest. Upcoming dates include the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and Lollapalooza in Chicago.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 01, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - BUZZING01'. Print Edition | Subscribe