- 06 Nov 15
In his now-traditional interview with Larry Gogan.
Tune in to Larry Gogan's 2fm show from 1pm tomorrow (Saturday November 7) for the latest 'Larry meets Larry', as the veteran broadcaster renews his friendship with U2 timekeeper Larry Mullen, Jr. behind the scenes at London's O2 Arena.
This time around, the drummer talks about the difficulties of staging the new show in their home town; the band’s relevance in the ever-changing music scene; his current favourite acts; and what Dublin audiences can expect later this month.
He also pulls no punches when giving his opinion on the current state of the music industry, singling out companies such as Spotify and Apple to highlight how he believes that artists are not being sufficiently compensated for their work by large corporations.
Larry Mullen tells 2fm: "I think [the music industry] is broken. A lot of younger artists don’t get paid, and that’s a real problem. We’re kind of out of that scenario, but we would like to see artists get paid. Companies like Spotify, the new Apple service and all the others are really going to have to pay artists more. It’s only a matter of time. I think a lot of these companies and individuals who are involved in them realise that as well. They know that artists are not getting what they should be getting."