U2 Manager Paul McGuinness #MIDEM: "I Don’t Want To Engage In Google Bashing, But…" - hypebot

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IT development company

Typical big business bullshit, they only want to protect their interests. I mean, isnt U2 doing fine already? Do they really need to lash out at google?

David

Yeah, it's so unfair for big business giants like U2 to criticise a tiny struggling company like Google.

A Facebook User

"Typical big business bullshit, they only want to protect their interests. I mean, isnt U2 doing fine already? Do they really need to lash out at google?"

Am I the only one who grows tired of this "typical" response? You're successful so screw you?

Are you so clueless to the real question? That most musicians are not surviving in the digital age? U2 has a voice because their news, but don't misconstrue this with the true reality of their message. Musicians are barely surviving and the promises of a better life from the internet has proven itself a disappointing dream/nightmare for all, but a few.

damien omen

If you are a musician who wants to make a living off of their art you need to have your briefcase in your other hand to your instrument these days. If you don't, you probably won't be able to sustain it.

To barely surviving musicians. You're doing it wrong. Get some business sense and make it 50% of what you do if you want to have a life as a full-time musician.

It's got nothing to do with the digital age. Musicians were far poorer in the past.

I have a business mentor and I'm a full time musician because of it. It didn't come easy, but you just have to dig in and grind it out and a coach who knows the path ahead saves yourself a lot of time, even if it costs to get advice.

U2 wanting more money, good for them. Doesn't mean I think they're any better than Justin Beiber - just another corporate who isn't worth my own time.

Stop complaining and start working.

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