Monday, September 15, 2014

Apple releases free U2 album removal tool

Apple has released a tool that will give users the ability to remove the latest U2 album, “Songs Of Innocence”, from their iTunes library.

Last week, the company released the project free to more than a half a billion iTunes customers as part of their launch of the iPhone 6, but Apple and U2 have both faced a backlash from users who weren’t pleased with the publicity stunt.

Anyone who had the “Automatic Downloads” feature turned on in their iTunes software, iPhone or iPad got it pushed to their device whether they wanted it or not, sparking complaints when people discovered it was not as easily removed.

“If you would like U2’s Songs of Innocence removed from your iTunes music library and iTunes purchases, you can choose to have it removed,” explains the web page. “Once the album has been removed from your account, it will no longer be available for you to redownload as a previous purchase.”

To access the free U2 album removal tool, click here.

On Monday, Apple revealed that 33 million customers had downloaded the album.

“Songs Of Innocence” was recorded in Dublin, London, New York and Los Angeles and is produced by Danger Mouse, along with Paul Epworth, Ryan Tedder, Declan Gaffney and Flood.

On October 13th, the physical release of “Songs of Innocence” comes with a 24-page booklet. A deluxe, gatefold double album, contains an acoustic session of songs from the album and four additional tracks. The album will also be available as a gatefold, double white-vinyl LP with an exclusive remix of "The Crystal Ballroom."

See also:

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