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Apple's Devious U2 Album Giveaway Is Even Worse Than Spam
Last week, Apple gave us all a gift called Songs of Innocence . On Monday, it released instructions on how to give that gift back .
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Ray Flynn, Red Sox back effort to field U2
DREAM CONCERT: Mayor Martin J. Walsh said he would try to persuade U2 to play Fenway Park. Momentum is building for an epic U2 concert at Fenway Park, with the Red Sox voicing enthusiasm for Mayor Martin J. Walsh's idea, and former Mayor Raymond L. Flynn agreeing to reach out to his old pal Bono and "call in a chit."
Review: U2 returns to roots on 'Songs of Innocence'
When you talk about U2's new album, "Songs of Innocence," there are things that will inevitably be in the discussion: that the album is available for free on iTunes for Apple's half a billion subscribers; it is their longest efforts between releases five years after 2009's "No Line On the Horizon"; and it's the supposed return to the band's roots. U2 is rock music's version of Madonna.
U2 and Apple: Tough times in the music industry
Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, greets the crowd with U2 singer Bono and guitarist The Edge during an Apple event Tuesday in Cupertino, Calif. Savvy musicians long ago made peace with letting big global corporations use their songs in ads.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
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.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
The Charlotte Observer
No surprise that the surprise U2 album shines
U2 members Bono, left, and Larry Mullen Jr. perform Tuesday during an announcement of new products by Apple in Cupertino, Calif. The same day, the band dropped its new album on iTunes users in a surprise move.
Is this Apple's $100m mistake?
TECH giant Apple spent tens of millions on iTunes gifts for its users this week. So why is everyone unhappy about it? EVERY year since 9/11, Elizabeth Keefe has tried to track down the people in this photograph found at Ground Zero and learn of their fate.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Bono struggled to write U2's 'personal' new album
Bono has admitted U2 found it hard to put together their latest record 'Songs of Innocence' as the group wanted to make it ''very personal''. 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.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Great Bend Tribune
The biggest band in the world is...
Debating who deserves the arbitrary title of "The Greatest Living Band in the World" is futile, principally because tying down such a subjective distinction on a group that all music fans agree with is impossible.
The Washington Post
The return of 'U Talkin' U2 to Me?' is the best part of the new U2 album
Apple thinks it's given me and 500 million iTunes users a gift by putting the new U2 album on our phones and computers without asking. What Apple doesn't realize is that it's actually set up a better gift: the return of my favorite comedy podcast, "U Talkin' U2 to Me?" Launched in February, "U Talkin' U2 to Me?" comes from Adam Scott and Scott Aukerman , who've joined forces to discuss their favorite band.
Living on the Edge: Williamsburg's Edge Will Get Third Tower, 554 New Units
Douglaston Development has filed a new building application for a third Edge tower, Brownstoner has learned . Since there are no renderings yet, here's a picture of The Edge from U2, jamming with Bono.
What Apple's U2 Album Launch Means For Apple
Zack O'Malley Greenburg here, thanks for reading! I'm a senior editor at Forbes , where I cover the business of music & entertainment. I'm author of Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went From Street Corner To Corner Office ; my second book, the business biography Michael Jackson, Inc , was published by Simon & Schuster in 2014.
U2's 'Songs of Innocence' cover, via Facebook.com/U2
A pledge by church leaders from diverse theological and political beliefs who have come together to form a Circle of Protection around programs that serve the most vulnerable in our nation and around the world. "It's also free to everyone on iTunes thanks to Apple.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
U2 members Bono and Larry Mullen Jr perform during an announcement of new products by Apple
One of the world's biggest rock acts U2 surprised fans last night by giving away their first new album for more than five years to people around the world. The band, who have been working on the release for many months, gave Songs Of Innocence to around half a billion iTunes music store users as well as subscribers to their website.
Christian Science Monitor
U2's new album 'Songs of Innocence' has more energy, more inspiration
Everything about U2's new album is unexpected. Like its very existence, for one, after the Irish rock band dropped it on iTunes users Tuesday in a surprise move.
Whittier Daily News
Steve Smith: U2 release new album free on iTunes; Beach Boys debut new George Harrison tribute
SEPTEMBER 09: Apple CEO Tim Cook greets the crowd with U2 singer Bono as The Edge and Larry Mullen Jr look on during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
All Your Thoughtless Words
Fluxblog is the very first MP3 Blog. It was founded by me, Matthew Perpetua , in 2002.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
The Maryland Gazette
Music Box: Catch John Berry's legacy of hits at Rams Head On Stage
Country music singer-songwriter John Berry displays his string of early 1990s hit songs, a legacy which, after a succession of D.I.Y. albums, quickly endeared him to Nashville's elite producers.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
U2 Still Planning to Release New Album in 2014
U2 fans may get their hands on a new album before the ball drops on New Year's Eve, possibly as early as next month.