Apple & U2 Release “Songs of Innocence” Solely for iTunes St…


CUPERTINO, California—September 9, 2014—Apple®, Common Music Group and famous rock band U2 nowadays declared the launch of the album “Songs of Innocence,” which Apple is gifting to iTunes Store® prospects around the earth, creating it the largest album launch at any time with more than 50 % a billion copies distributed. The album options 11 new tunes from the band and charts their earliest influences from 70s rock and punk rock to early 80s electronica and soul. The album is free of charge for iTunes Store account holders in 119 nations around the world and is out there solely on iTunes® for the next five weeks.

“From the quite beginning U2 have often preferred our audio to reach as quite a few individuals as attainable, the clue is in our name I suppose—so these days is type of thoughts-blowing to us. The most private album we’ve written could be shared with half a billion people… by hitting send out. If only songwriting was that straightforward,” explained U2 guide singer Bono. “It’s remarkable and humbling to consider that persons who do not know U2 or hear to rock music for that make any difference could possibly verify us out. Functioning with Apple is normally a blast. They only want to do issues that have not been accomplished before—that’s a thrill to be section of.”

“U2 has been an crucial section of Apple’s record in music and we’re thrilled to make ‘Songs of Innocence’ the biggest album launch ever,” reported Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software package and escort products and services in Washington DC. “We get to share our adore of tunes today by gifting this excellent new album to over 50 % a billion iTunes prospects all-around the earth.”

“Songs of Innocence” characteristics 11 new tracks from the band and is their most own operate to date, charting their earliest influences from 70s rock and punk rock to early 80s electronica and soul and providing insight into how and why the band came together and the associations in and all over them, their loved ones and friendships. Recorded in New York, London, Los Angeles and Dublin the album is generated by Danger Mouse, together with Paul Epworth, Ryan Tedder, Declan Gaffney and Flood.

Apple is gifting “Songs of Innocence” to iTunes Shop account holders.* Shoppers who signal up for an iTunes Retailer account in the subsequent five weeks will get the album as a reward. “Songs of Innocence” is also available to stream by means of iTunes Radio℠ and will be obtainable on Beats Music℠.

Apple and U2 share a distinctive link in new music. U2 was an crucial companion for the opening of the iTunes Retailer in 2003. Apple worked with U2 on the iPod® U2 Unique Edition and made “The Entire U2” box established with each other. U2 continues to be a person of the most well known bands ever on the iTunes Retailer. Apple has partnered with Bono and (Purple) to combat for an AIDS-cost-free generation by generating (Solution)Purple products. Additional than $75 million has been created by Apple for the World-wide Fund.

* “Songs of Innocence” is accessible to iTunes Retail store clients in the 119 nations showcasing a music shop, with an energetic account, and who are 13 a long time or more mature (or the equivalent least age in the relevant jurisdiction).


Apple & U2 Launch “Songs of Innocence” Solely for iTunes St…