Paul McCartnney Re-Releasing Solo Work On Apps
July 17, 2014 at 12:52 PM (PT)
Reacting to the decline of CD and track sales in a digital/smartphone world, SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY has released five of his post-BEATLES albums as multimedia apps for iPAD, RAIN reports. Each album app includes interviews, rare photos, live videos, and documentary footage along with the remastered album tracks, and sells for $7.99
BJÖRK, RADIOHEAD and DEADMAU5 have each released apps in support of their music. BJÖRK’s Biophilia, which came out in 2011, is still in the 100 top-grossing music apps for the U.S., according to APP ANNIE. Obviously, it would be far more difficult, if not impossible, for a new or unknown artist to profit from the sales of apps, but it could prove lucrative for established artists who already have a strong fan base.