Through the Concord Music Group, the rock legend has released five new apps covering five of his post-Beatles albums: "McCartney," "McCartney II," "Band on the Run," "RAM" and "Wings Over America." The apps feature previously unavailable photos taken by Linda McCartney, interviews with Paul McCartney, rehearsal footage and histories of the albums. The apps cost $7.99, less than the price of the albums on iTunes, which go for $9.99 or $12.99 for the deluxe editions. (His Apple iTunes page has no reference to the new apps.) News of the apps was first reported by The Guardian.
This step into the apps realm puts McCartney into good company. In addition to Björk's beloved "Biophilia" app, Brian Eno recently released one for his collaboration with Karl Hyde, Lady Gaga released an app for "ARTPOP" and Radiohead made an avant-garde art project in another. And of course, Jay Z's "Magna Carta...Holy Grail" Samsung app was so popular it crashed the system. Heck, even The Descendents joined in the fun recently. And in the less-storied category, never forget T-Pain.