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1 hr ago | Wired

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 .


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Edge, Apple, Startups, Album, Vertigo, iPod

Mon Sep 15, 2014


Adweek's Third Brand Visionary is Bono

Our sister publication Adweek had previously tipped the majority of those set to be celebrated at a September 30 gala event to be MC-ed by Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinsky . But today, they added two more notable honorees: U2 lead singer Bono and the charity he co-founded, .


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, New York, NY

Los Angeles Times

U2 returns to iTunes Top 100 -- 26 times

Apple CEO Tim Cook with Bono, the Edge, Larry Mullen Jr. at the Apple product announcement last week. U2's invasion of iTunes libraries with the group's new album "Songs of Innocence" may not have put the Irish band back on top of the sales chart, but that doesn't mean the impact of last week's stunt can't be seen.


Related Topix: Larry Mullen Jr., Pop/Rock, iPod, Startups, Apple, iPhone, Cupertino, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Music, Entertainment


Bmannzzz Rock Buzzz

Ringo Starr and some of his All Starr Band members will perform at a special free event on September 21st outside of the John Varvatos store in The outdoor performance will be part of a two-hour celebration scheduled to coincide with the International Day of Peace. The All Starr Band's brief set will feature one hit by each main member of the group who will be on hand, including Toto's Steve Lukather and Mr. Mister's Richard Page.


Related Topix: Ringo Starr, Pop/Rock, Steve Lukather, Fashion, Fall, The Rolling Stones, Sympathy for the Devil, Music!

ABC News

Forward-Thinking U2 Innovating While Entertaining

In this Sept. 9, 2014 file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, greets Bono from the band U2 after they preformed at the end of the Apple event on Tuesday, Sept.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Startups, Apple, Cupertino, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Spotify, iPad App, iPhone App, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone, iPod, Entertainment


Don't like U2? Here's how to remove the free album from your iTunes account

They are one of the most popular bands in the world, but following the announcement from Apple that it would be giving away the new U2 album on iTunes for free until the middle of October, many have turned to Twitter and Facebook to show their distain for the free gift. Whether you are too young to know who U2 are , are worried that your iTunes account has been hacked and therefore wondering how to explain your purchase history, or even just fall in the camp of not liking Bono, The Edge, and the other two band members that will forever remain nameless other than the two that aren't Bono and The Edge, then follow these three simple alternatives to get rid of the any U2 references in iTunes.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Edge, iPod, Startups, Apple, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone App, Facebook, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App


The U2 iTunes release is an industry-changing moment

You are just waking up from a 28-day coma, the world is a desolate wasteland, the zombie apocalypse has come unleashed by the release of the new U2 album Songs of Innocence . At least this is the idea that you would get if you were reading Twitter, where people have been complaining about the fact that the new studio record has been made available for free by Apple in millions of iTunes accounts.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, iPod, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone App, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, Startups, Apple, Folk, The Pogues

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Boston Herald

Marty Walsh goes to bat to get U2 to Fenway Park: Watch the Video

Mayor Martin J. Walsh is off to Ireland Thursday for his first trip as mayor of Boston, and he is determined to bring back both Irish business and Irish rock - in the form of a U2 commitment to play at Fenway Park. "I'm going to try and make that happen," said Walsh, who will be meeting with top Irish business leaders and pols - as well as appearing on a popular Irish late-night show - and he doesn't plan to miss a chance to make the case for Boston.


Related Topix: Ireland, Europe, World News, Pop/Rock, United Kingdom, Opinion

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., Online Music


U2 Back Catalog Sees Massive Sales Bump After 'Songs of Innocence'a Launch

After the massive surprise launch of their new album Songs of Innocence on Tuesday, U2 have seen a dramatic chart bump for their back catalog. An unprecedented number of U2's previous albums have now entered iTunes' album chart since the new record's launch.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, iPod, Apple, Startups, Music, Entertainment

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, iPod, Marketing, Detroit, MI

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, More, Rock-N-Roll, Online Music, iPod, Joshua Tree, CA, Entertainment

Wise County Messenger Online

iPhones, iWatches and free music

Apple's been in the news a lot lately. First, it was the whole iCloud-leaked celebrity photos business, now it's the latest iPhones and the iWatch.


Related Topix: iCloud, Science / Technology, Watches, Pop/Rock, iPod, Apple, Startups, Opinion

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.


Related Topix: Larry Mullen Jr., Pop/Rock, The Edge, Startups, Apple, Cupertino, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, iPod


Santa Barbara Featured in U2 Song

Worldwide rock band U2 recently released a new album with a song that references Santa Barbara. At the start of the third track, "California ," are supposed mission bells in the background with hauntingly beautiful chants of "Santa Barbara, Bar-Bar-Barbara, Santa Barbara."


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Santa Barbara, CA

Hispanic Business

Apple Reportedly Spent $100MM for Free U2 Album from iTunes

The iconic band U2 may have given 500 million iTunes users their latest album Songs of Innocence for free, but it reportedly cost Apple big. To release the band's album for free to iTunes users, Apple paid the band and Universal an unspecified fee as a blanket loyalty.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, iPod, Startups, Apple


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.


Related Topix: Startups, Apple, iPod, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone App, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone, Pop/Rock, The Edge


U2 Generously Gives Us a Lousy Album

'Songs of Innocence,' magically added to every iTunes user's library, is excruciating not because U2 is a bad band, but because they are a great one who made a mediocre record. Songs of Innocence is U2's first new music in more than five years.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Online Music, iPod

Fri Sep 12, 2014


From Horizon To Innocence

U2's thirteenth studio album Songs Of Innocence was released for free download via iTunes this week . And of course, some controversy about how it was distributed ... But it's been 5 1/2 years since the release of their last album.


Related Topix: 9, Pop/Rock, It Might Get Loud

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.


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