Earlier today at its media occasion, Apple announced that it would be partnering with rock team U2 to offer its brand-new “Songs of Virtue” album to 500 million iTunes clients completely free.
Nonetheless, the discount distressed some users that did not desire the cd added to their accounts or immediately downloaded in some circumstances. Now, Re/code records that the cd has actually been downloaded over 2 million times by individuals just three days after being offered.
The technique was component of an approximated $$ 100 million discount in between U2, Apple, and also Universal Songs Team, as reported by Signboard Journal today.
U2 manager Guy Oseary stated in an interview with the publication that the deal between the band however, Apple was a “lasting relationship” while firing down objection that the deal was disruptive to the of rest songs market.
The bargain has actually additionally been extremely advantageous for U2’s back-catalog on iTunes, as 17 of their prior cds are currently on the iTunes Peak 100.
U2’s “Tracks of Virtue” will be offered to download for iTunes consumers up until the center of October.