“Before the euphoria dies away, and just before those red-eyed black iPods start hurtling out of the shops, let us consider for a moment the deeper significance of Apple’s deal with Bono and the boys of U2. They may look grungy but they are hardheaded businessmen as well as trend-setting musicians,” Garry Barker writes for The Age.
“Apple is a business that also sets trends. Who would have thought a computer company would so radically change the direction of the recorded music industry? U2’s deal, in which the band will market its massive 400-track digital box set – the entire U2 collection, including stuff not previously heard – suggests the end of the CD as we, and the big labels, know it,” Barker writes.
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