Drummer of the legendary Pink Floyd accused Apple’s devaluation of music




Founder and drummer of the legendary Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason called Apple guilty of the devaluation of music. According to the British musician, giveaways negative impact on sales of digital content.


In an interview with GQ Mason spoke about his attitude to the action with the free distribution of the album «Songs of Innocence» group U2. As you know, not all iPhone and iPad users were satisfied. Many were upset that the plate suddenly appeared in their library iTunes, and depending on the settings could even automatically downloaded to the device.

“It was interesting to see how the negative consequences were. Let me state quite clearly: if Apple came to me and said, “Nick, we want to give your album in exchange for 50 million pounds,” I would not think of anything better. Radiohead did something similar a few years ago [2008 – In Rainbows], and the idea worked. But this action was unpleasant consequences. All over again thinking about how they want to receive music: free or for money. ”

“Listen, U2 – great band and Bono – extraordinary person, so this is not a tirade against U2. This is a key aspect to the whole idea of ​​music in the 21st century. – Mason said. – But, interestingly, Apple, seems to have gotten away with it. Nobody accuses. Apple has done a lot of great things, but the depreciation of the music on her hands. ”

According to drummer iTunes store is already beginning to look dated, to replace him come streaming services like Spotify. “We need another 2-3 billion people, and they will make more sense for musicians,” – he said.

It is worth noting that Pink Floyd – not the first who has accused Apple in a negative impact on the music industry. Several years ago, Jon Bon Jovi called Steve Jobs the founder of the corporation primarily responsible for the death of the music business.

“Today’s children are deprived of the experience of the sacred, when it was possible to put on headphones, turn the volume ten, pick up a plate and cover with his eyes closed, dissolve into the album. How lovely to collect all their accumulated pocket money and buy the album “blindly”, looking only at the cover and not knowing how to record sounds. It was a magical time, “- said Bon Jovi.

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