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40 min ago | National Ledger

U2 New Album Songs of Innocence - Bono Struggled with Writing Personal Songs

The new U2 album 'Songs of Innocence' is out and free on iTunes and it has been revealed that lead singer Bono struggled to write U2's 'personal' new album. The Irish rocker and his band mates, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr - who released their new record 'Songs of Innocence' for free to all iTunes Store customers and U2's website subscribers yesterday - found composing the tracks hard as it required them to revisit past memories.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr., U2

14 hrs ago | ABC News

Record Release Rundown: The Latest From U2, Ryan Adams and More

This week U2 dropped an album that we all have if we have iTunes, Ryan Adams released a self-titled album, Robert Plant explores adventurous rhythms on his latest release, Karen O plays us some of her "Crush Songs," Canadian rockers Sloan return with an adventurous concept album, R&B singer Jhene Aiko offers her second collection and New York's Interpol release their first album in 4 years. Fall may not have technically begun yet, but the release schedule is back into heavy swing and we have a great deal to discuss.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, U2, More, Rock-N-Roll, iPod, Joshua Tree, CA, Entertainment

Sat Sep 13, 2014

WTLC-AM Indianapolis

The Walls Group's New Album, Fast Forward Debuts #1 On iTUNES

Dallas, TX - Released today, FAST FORWARD the highly anticipated new album from The Walls Group locks the #1 spot on the iTunes Christian/Gospel chart. Executive produced by multi-platinum gospel star Kirk Franklin, FAST FORWARD features 10 tracks of modern, up-beat and progressive music with strong gospel influences.


Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Gospel, Kirk Franklin

Detroit Free Press

It rained, he played and it was really free

The esteemed guitar player kept strumming in the rain. His audience was around 30 people, down from the hundreds who had come to see him before the storm hit.


Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Pop/Rock, U2, iPod, Detroit, MI

Deutsche Welle

Computer composers and all-seeing algorithms: Music in the age of big data

When the music industry comes together, the topics of big data and digital streaming services tend to dominate the discussion. September's Berlin Music Week offered glimpses into the future of buying and selling music.


Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Electronic, Daft Punk, Natural Disasters, Flood


Exclusive: Guy Oseary on U2's $100 Million Deal With Apple, And What's Next for the Group

It has been a whirlwind nine months for Guy Oseary since he took the reins of U2 's management after longtime manager Paul McGuinness announced his retirement last fall. That includes a Golden Globe , an Oscar nomination , a big Super Bowl campaign and the premiere of The Tonight Show in support of two songs that ultimately didn't make the final cut on Songs of Innocence , the history-making album that debuted to 500 million iTunes customers on Sept.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Apple, Startups, iPod, Steve Jobs


FunBITS: Test Driving Amazon's Prime Music

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Austin Chronicle

Lily Allen, Sheezus

UK pop star Lily Allen brings glamor to Stubb's Sunday. Stylish, outspoken, the 29-year-old singer remains a reliable hitmaker behind "The Fear," "Hard Out Here," and "F*** You."


Related Topix: Lily Allen, Hot Chicks, New Order, Pop/Rock, Music, Entertainment

U2 Offers Bonus-Packed "Songs of Innocence" Versions for Retailers

Earlier this week U2 released its new album, Songs of Innocence , as an iTunes download available for free until its physical release in October. While great news for fans, that decision is lousy for retailers other than iTunes, but the band has come up with a way to make it up to record sellers.


Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

U2 scales back on production and turns up the energy on a Songs of Innocencea

The release of U2's new “Songs of Innocence” on Sept. 9 as a free download on iTunes surprised just about everyone.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Edge, U2, Joshua Tree, CA, Punk, The Ramones

Hollywood Reporter

UMG Reveals U2 Bonus Package Release Plan for Retailers

It's a given that merchants would be annoyed that the new U2 album Songs Of Innocence is being offered free to a half billion iTunes consumers for an exclusive five-week window. But in the days after the Sept.


Related Topix: iPod, Entertainment

Meghan Trainor's "Title" Jumps Into Top 10, All Songs Now Charting

A top ten album on iTunes, Meghan Trainor's "Title" EP has also sent all four of its tracks into the Top 100 of the single sales chart. Evaluated in the context of her immensely successful "All About That Bass," which this week rises to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, initial sales interest in Meghan Trainor's "Title" EP has been modest.



U2's New Free Album Won't Be Considered for GRAMMYs, Billboard Albums Chart - Yet

U2 are experiencing the pains of being ahead of the curve. After the release yesterday of a new album , Songs of Innocence , for free via iTunes and during the worldwide event at when the iPhone 6, iWatch and a new Apple Pay system were revealed , they are now facing some consequences from the business side of the music industry.


Related Topix: Music, Grammy Awards, Music!, iPod, iPhone, Apple, Startups

Thu Sep 11, 2014


How to delete a U2 album off iTunes

Guess what? If you have an iTunes account, you involuntary own a U2 album that slightly resembles a native advertisement. Along with the launch of the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, the company loaded a music equivalent of the ebola virus into everyone's iTunes account, on the "sneak tip".


Related Topix: iPod, iPhone, Apple, Startups


Deezer Targets High End with Sonos

San Francisco-based launched Rhapsody, the first online music subscription service, late in 2001, long before Netflix had a single for its streaming videos. Today, Netflix has more subscribers in the U.S. alone -- 36 million -- than there are paying subscribers to on-demand music services around the world -- an estimated 30 million.


Related Topix: Music Players

Music News: U2 and Stevie Wonder

Only .04 percent of copies of the band's new album Songs of Innocence was downloaded via iTunes. This follows after the band made headlines around the world on Tuesday, when they surprisingly released the album during a function hosted by Apple , and offer fans with iTunes account to download the album for free.


Related Topix: Stevie Wonder, Soul, Media, Fox Filmed Entertainment, iPod


Scam Alert: iTunes Users Targeted

One scammer in our state is targeting your tunes, and hoping to get enough personal information to then target your money. The Attorney General's office is passing along this cautionary story: one woman says she got a "Dear Customer" email apparently from Apple saying her iTunes account had been restricted.


Related Topix: iPod


People Are Freaking Out Over Apple's Forced Download Of U2's New Album On iTunes

While Bono and Tim Cook might be excited about the release of U2's new album, not everyone is sharing their enthusiasm . Toward the end of Tuesday's Apple event, Tim Cook and Bono announced that every iTunes user would be given the band's new album for free.


Related Topix: iPod, Apple, Startups, iPhone


Pharrell hints at new NERD album at iTunes festival

Pharrell Williams was joined onstage by NERD band mate Shay Haley during his iTunes festival headline set at London's Roundhouse last night . As well as performing a number of tracks from the band's back catalogue, the pair also teased a new album.


Related Topix: N.E.R.D., Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, iPod, Dance, Pop/Rock, Daft Punk, Electronic

The Georgia Straight

Prairie Cat lives for the fine details

Cary Pratt, aka Prairie Cat, hasn't cracked a smile since his beloved dog, Signor Poochini, was killed in a freak accident involving a rototiller. a little bit behind the times.



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