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U2 surprise Apple event with new album released for free on iTunes

 

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U2 released its new 11-track “Songs of Innocence” live on stage with Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook. The album immediately appeared in iTunes users’ music libraries.

Cook called it the largest album release in history because there are more than 500 million iTunes users. But the giveaway is unlikely to count toward official music sales figures at Nielsen SoundScan because it was distributed for free.

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