“iTunes users have downloaded more than 2 million copies of [U2’s] “Songs of Innocence” since Tuesday, according to people familiar with the album’s performance,” Peter Kafka reports for Re/code.
“One sign that Apple, U2 and the Universal Music Group, the band’s label, will all take as a positive is that the band’s back catalog seems to be selling very nicely on iTunes,” Kafka reports. “The music industry always expects new releases to spur the sales of old albums, but in this case iTunes buyers seem particularly receptive: Right now there are 17 old U2 albums on iTunes top 100 chart; a remastered version of ‘The Joshua Tree,’ the band’s 1987 release, is at the No. 12 spot.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]
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