- 10 Oct 14
Apple have revealed that in addition to it automatically appearing in libraries, 26 million iTunes users have actively downloaded Songs Of Innocence with 81 million ‘experiencing’ the album through iTunes, iTunes Radio and Beats Music.
“To help put this into perspective, prior to this, 14 million customers had purchased music from U2 since the opening of the iTunes Store in 2003,” Apple’s Eddy Cue tells Billboard.
In their statement to the US trade bible, U2 say: “Apple is a tech company fighting to get musicians paid. The idea that they wanted to make a gift to the very people that actually purchase music is both beautiful and poetic, and for that we are very grateful.”
To celebrate today’s physical release of the opus, hotpress.com has a special U2 competition coming up later this afternoon…