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Apple Just Made It Easier To Delete That Free U2 Album It Gave You

  • Go to http://itunes.com/soi-remove
  • Click Remove Album to confirm you’d like to remove the album from your account.
  • Sign in with the Apple ID and password you use to buy from the iTunes Store.
  • You’ll see a confirmation message that the album has been removed from your account.

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Tyler The Creator Likens Apple’s U2 Download To “Waking Up With Herpes”

Tyler the Creator seems to be the latest person to get vocal with disgust over Apple’s recent “gift” of U2 to the public. Following their most recent iPhone presentation, Apple’s Tim Cook surprised everyone with the gift of the band’s newest album, Songs of Innocence, treating it like the special dessert at the end of the meal. Instead, people are treating it like a turd in the punch bowl. […] Tyler warmed up to the idea a bit later, referring to the idea as “sick” at one point before returning to his original thought of “f*ck Bono.” It was perfect. I know I felt that way when I saw a free U2 album magically appear on my iTunes. And not out of some noble feeling of privacy or choice, I just don’t know having random music added to my account. – Andrew Roberts,UPROXX
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Do exclusives matter for streaming music services? Apple is about to find out

You may not have caught it, but the semi-rehearsed back-and-forth between Apple CEO Tim Cook and Bono on stage at yesterday’s iPhone event revealed that Apple paid dearly to make U2’s new album free to iTunes customers. Exactly how much Apple spent to make the album free isn’t known, but it was likely a sizable amount. The deal included making U2’s Songs of Innocence available as a free digital download to all iTunes customers across 119 markets across the globe. Apple also gets exclusive rights to play the song on Beats Music and iTunes Radio through October. […] If Apple’s strategy works, we could start seeing exclusive album launches — and exclusive song library deals — more frequently among the top streaming services. In fact, earlier in the year Spotify signed a deal to make the entire library of Led Zeppelin music available exclusively on Spotify’s free ad-supported and premium subscription services. – Tom Cheredar,VentureBeat
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