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Sunday 22 October 2017

Bono hits back at Apple deal 'haters'

Bono and Dave Fanning
Bono and Dave Fanning

BONO has hit back at critics of U2's album deal with Apple saying there has been a "deliberate misunderstanding" of the supergroup's relationship with the tech giant.

U2's Songs of Innocence was released free of charge to Apple's 500 million iTunes members as part of the launch of the latest iPhone.

The method of releasing the album sparked much criticism, with some in the music industry complaining about the album being given away for free, though the band were paid by Apple.

CONTROVERSY

Bono addressed the controversy speaking to 2fm's Dave Fanning on a show to be broadcast tomorrow.

"This is a company [Apple] which has, more than any other technological company, sought to get musicians paid," he said. "It's a perfect relationship."

He described blogosphere critics as "haters" adding: "We're the lovers. We're never going to agree.

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