Will U2 release new album on iTunes early?

Discussion in 'MacBytes.com News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Nov 8, 2004.

  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 26, 2002
    sunny san diego
    i for one hope they do release it early via itunes, just cause i can't wait to hear it. i will probably download it anyway, because i do not want to wait another two weeks. however and more importantly, i will be purchasing this album via itunes the moment it is available for the simple fact i support them... not to get on my soap box against the greed of the recording industry again, but it would be absolutely wonderful if i could purchase the new album directly from u2. i think if there wasn't such loathing for the greedy record companies, people would be much less likely to steal music in the first place and this kind of problem with u2 considering an early release probably wouldn't happen... anyway off the soap box. i can't wait for the new album!!!!
  3. macrumors 68040


    Jul 10, 2004
    New Orleans / Lafayette, La
    I think i read an interview awhile back about U2 releasing early to iTunes if any tracks were found on P2P networks. I have about 6 of there songs, so i'm not a huge fan but it would be great for iTunes to get the head start. These are the kinds of things that give iTunes the advantage.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2004
    Denver, CO
    Interesting point, and an idea that is finally possible thanks to digital music stores like iTunes... It may change the entire industry. Then again, industries don't change easily...
  5. macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2003
    So. Cal
    Ridiculous! I submitted my story, "U2's Upcoming Album Now Available Via Illegal P2P - iTunes Release Coming Soon?" which was published YESTERDAY and submitted last night to MacBytes ages before MacMinute.


    While its flattering MacMinute borrowed my stoy (it is public record but hey I still reported it first), I would think you guys/gals when seeing another article echoing one previously submitted the day before would then publish the first one. I truly appreciate MacBytes continued support, however this annoys me. I even beat Reuters to this story.

    In your face big media.

    --Trent L.
  6. macrumors member

    Captain Canuck

    Jun 2, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    Who's really responsible!

    In a linked article it mentions both Eminem and Snoop Dogg had to push up release dates due to tracks appearing online.

    Leaves one to question how all these tracks find their way online in the first place. The only way is if someone at a radio station with a pre-release copy of a single or someone at the record company is putting these tracks out there. Before they point fingers at the public they might want to look at themselves first.
  7. macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    Well there was already a thread and not-so-glowing reviews right here on MacRumors a day before that! So there :p :D

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