And You Give Yourself Away: U2 Are Now So Rich They Don't Need Your Money
This is one of those good news/bad news type of deals for some of you out there. The good news is, if you’re an iTunes user, you woke up today to find new U2 music in your purchased folder — absolutely free. The bad news is, if you’re not an iTunes user, you’ll have to wait until October 14th to buy Songs of Innocence. If you’re not a U2 fan, the even worse news is that because of this “largest album release of all time,” the band is all over the news today.
I know plenty of you out there find Megastar Bono completely insufferable, and I don’t aim to change your minds on that, but for band fans, the *free* tunes are a *ahem* delicious (Apple) gift. Because U2 aren’t really giving away their music; rather, Apple essentially bought a kazillionty CDs and downloads and gave the band “an unspecified fee as a blanket royalty,” plus a big fat marketing deal that will presumably sprinkle U2 tunes all around Apple’s own new products, including the iPhone 6 and their smartwatch.
All of this to say…HEY, IT’S FREE MUSIC WEDNESDAY, and that beats the hell out of some of the terrible news we read on a daily basis. Happy Wednesday, y’all, and if you can manage to not spew your Bono distaste all over the comments, it could be a beautiful day.
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