U2's Bono claims he's sunk the online pirates
U2 frontman Bono believes the band's decision to give their 13th studio album Songs Of Innocence away free to Apple's half-a-billion iTunes members has "turned around" the trend for illegal downloading and online piracy.
"I don't believe in free music," Bono told Time Magazine. "Music is a sacrament. For the last decade, the interweb has had its way with music – we turned it around."
Apple paid the band a reported $100m, but was forced to release a U2 removal app after a backlash.
Bono described the blogosphere as full of haters.