Bono says streaming made U2 ‘rediscover songwriting’
In an interview with Rolling Stone, U2’s Bono provided an interesting insight into the creative challenges that streaming is providing for even the most established of bands. “We're back to the Fifties now, where the...
January 2, 2018
Bono: ‘Apple is unique in big tech in trying to get artists paid’
U2 frontman Bono has been giving his views on Apple and Spotify again, in a blog post to mark the new year. He likes them both still. “That Apple remains a music company is the best news for any one who wakes up with a...
January 12, 2015
U2 frontman Bono’s A to Z of 2014: including iTunes and Spotify
Still recovering from a serious cycling accident, U2 frontman Bono published a lengthy "A to Z of 2014" blog post on the band's website yesterday, to mark the new year. It includes his latest views on the infamous iTunes...
January 2, 2015
Bono: labels not Spotify should field streaming anger
The closing session at yesterday’s Web Summit conference featured U2 frontman Bono, who ended up talking more about streaming than iTunes. “The real enemy is not between digital downloads or streaming, the real enemy,...
November 10, 2014
U2 hit 77m iTunes downloads. Bono: ‘I’m a huge Spotify fan…’
U2’s Bono has been talking (again) about the ‘Songs of Innocence’ album giveaway with Apple, in an interview with Irish radio station 2FM. The chat included some updated stats: the album has now been downloaded...
September 23, 2014
TalkTalk slams Bono for New York Times piece
We reported earlier this week on Bono's op-ed for the New York Times, in which he said that if ISPs can detect and block access to child pornography, they should be able to act on piracy too. UK ISP TalkTalk has slammed the...
January 6, 2010
UK ISPs attack Digital Economy Bill measures (and get attacked by Bono in return)
UK ISPs have stepped up their attack on the Digital Economy Bill's proposed anti-piracy measures, claiming that the cost of sending warning letters and then suspending or slowing broadband connections could cost £500 million...
January 4, 2010
Vevo launch: it’s the Bono and Doug Morris show (but not in HD)
Last night saw a star-studded launch party for music videos portal Vevo, with U2 frontman Bono introducing the service as "a great vehicle that will allow fans to go behind the scenes with their favourite artists". UMG boss...
December 9, 2009
U2 frontman Bono speaks out about online piracy
With first-week US sales of 484,000 units, U2's new album hasn't lived up to the 840,000 first-week sales of its predecessor - possibly due to the high levels of illegal downloading before its official release.
March 13, 2009
U2 album leaks on BitTorrent despite security measures
U2's new album No Line On The Horizon has leaked onto P2P networks a week before its release, with hundreds of thousands of copies reportedly available for download.This is despite the stringent security measures taken...
February 20, 2009
Online leak of new U2 songs is all Bono’s fault
The most entertaining music piracy story this week concerns the leaking of four new U2 tracks online. Why? Because the source of the leak was allegedly Bono himself. Not in the way you think, though. Apparently the frontman...
August 19, 2008