Music News- Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason is the latest musician to discuss U2′s Apple iTunes album marketing ploy for Songs Of Innocence. As did rockers Patrick Carney and Trent Reznor before him, Mason believes that the Irish rockers, U2, devalued music by forcing their album onto everyone.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone to promote the upcoming new Pink Floyd album, the drummer noted: “I really like the way [the record is] divided up in a completely old fashioned way. It’s not cut to iTunes length or whatever. I think we have possibly been aided, very slightly, by Bono and Co. They did it the wrong way around and I’m fond of saying that what we did is a very old fashioned musical concept. We’re hoping people might actually buy this record.”
He added: “
It was so unexpected, I thought, and interesting that people took such umbrage at being given something. That does devalue things. Music has been horribly devalued by being given away. It’s funny they didn’t sense some of that. It’s been the big story of the 21st century, music being de-valued.”