U2 Apologise For iTunes Giveaway: “We Might Have Gotten Carried Away”

U2 frontman Bono has said sorry to fans and admitted the Irish rock band “might have gotten carried away” when striking a deal with Apple to give away their new album, Songs of Innocence, to 500 million iTunes users without their knowledge. Bono’s words of recompense came during a fan Q&A interview video, posted on […]


Machine Head “Furious” With iTunes For Leaking Their New Songs

Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn has once again let loose in an epic rant posted to the California metal outfit’s official Facebook page, expressing his fury towards iTunes for leaking two tracks off Machine Head’s new album Bloodstone & Diamonds, weeks ahead of their scheduled release. According to the frontman, the album’s lead single Now […]


Retailers: U2 Album Giveaway “As Damaging As Piracy”

U2’s recent decision to push their new album, Songs of Innocence, to every single iTunes user might seem like a harmless — if somewhat lazy — publicity stunt, but it has had some very real consequences according to the UK’s Entertainment Retailers Association chairman Paul Quirk. In comments posted on ERA’s official site, Quirk claims […]


Apple Now Making Serious Bank From iTunes, Ya Heard

Apple is rolling in the Benjamins thanks to sales from iTunes, which was originally designed to be a “break-even” business in support of profit-making hardware such iPods, according to an upcoming report. The report, from financial analysts Asymco, has estimated that Apple could be making over $2 billion a year in gross revenue now that […]

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