U2 Talk iPod Strategy

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  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. hob macrumors 68020


    Oct 4, 2003
    London, UK
    No they don't...

    to my mind that's quite a misleading headline! (oh my god - i never thought I'd see the day) but c'mon, the article doesn't really say all that we didn't already know...

    ...though I dunno why Apple are giving them royalties on the iPod, i'd think it should be the other way round lol!

    How much would you pay to get your band it's own customised iPod

    (HobPod coming soon!!)
  3. jbembe macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2003
    Baltimore, MD
    U2 is the Trendsetter??

    BTW, it really annoys me, but BECK WAS THE FIRST ARTIST who embraced the iPod.

    He's much more the trendsetter---- the first artist with the special engraving on the iPod with his name, AND the published image of the songs on his iPod in the NYT. :cool:

    See: http://www.cityofsound.com/blog/2002/03/music_mapping_b.html

    U2 are just followers. ;)
  4. rikers_mailbox macrumors 6502a

    Sep 27, 2003
    Agreed. U2 has been a follower for the last 15 years. Heck, I don't think I've heard a new song out of them since Joshua Tree.

    That being said, I think it's great U2 has embraced Apple/iPod. U2 has a loyal following in both the US and the UK, and Bono is a voice for music, politics, technology, etc. Music labels will salivate at the success of U2 on iTMS and more bands are sure to follow, just as U2 has followed before them. :p

    Now, where's my Pink Floyd reunion iPod with lasers?

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