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U2 and Apple release meant to be annoying
« on: September 19, 2014, 09:56:23 am »
I can't disagree with Bono, but then again, I don't care and doesn't matter to me.

U2 and Apple release meant to be annoying



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Irish rockers U2 wanted to annoy the record-buying public with their Apple-managed album release, according to frontman Bono.

The singer admits he knew making new record Songs of Innocence available for free download to half a billion Apple users earlier this month would cause controversy.

Many recipients were annoyed because the album had been made available to their 'cloud' storage system and appeared on their devices without their permission, and Odd Future rapper Tyler, The Creator was among those who hit out, comparing the release to a sexually transmitted disease.

However, Bono is adamant the stunt was a success, telling BBC Radio 2, "Well that's kind of our job isn't it? To stir things up a bit, that's why we wanted to be in a rock and roll band in the first place... That's always been the way, it was the same with our first album. It's kind of why you got into a band - to stir things up and annoy people, that was the whole punk rock thing. If you weren't doing that, you weren't doing anything.

"So I'm very excited that we got so many people annoyed and just being discussed. The only thing that could have gone wrong is being ignored which is perfectly understandable after all these years of being around."
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Re: U2 and Apple release meant to be annoying
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2014, 02:51:03 pm »
Since I am not a subscriber to iTunes, this doesn't affect me. If the CD or Vinyl is there for the consumer, I'd definitely get it. If it's truly an iTunes exclusive, then I'd probably be p*ssed. But since this is the day and age of YouTube, you won't have to wait long before people upload it there and you can check them out that way.
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Re: U2 and Apple release meant to be annoying
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2014, 08:39:20 pm »
I think it will be released to stores in October
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Re: U2 and Apple release meant to be annoying
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2014, 08:27:26 pm »
Bono apologizes for U2’s Apple release stunt: “Oops … I’m sorry about that”

I don't think they will be doing this again anytime soon in the future........
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Re: U2 and Apple release meant to be annoying
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2014, 03:48:41 am »
So it really backfired eh
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