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Bono apologises to iTune users for ‘self-promotion’ of latest album




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Even though a huge number of people illegally download music these days, U2’s new album ‘Songs of Innocence’ was met with a very negative response.

Where applicable, he album automatically downloaded into people’s iTunes playlists.

In a question and answer forum on Facebook, Bono was asked: “Can you please never release an album on iTunes that automatically downloads to peoples [sic] playlists ever again? It’s really rude.”

The singer replied: “Oops. I’m sorry about that. I had this beautiful idea and we got carried away with ourselves. Artists are prone to that kind of thing.”

“Drop of megalomania, touch of generosity, dash of self-promotion, and deep fear that these songs that we poured our life into over the last few years mightn’t be heard.”

Bono said: “There’s a lot of noise out there. I guess we got a little noisy ourselves to get through it.”

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