U2 Manager Blasts Internet Providers

January 2008
Red Herring;1/30/2008, p6
Trade Publication
The article deals with the speech delivered by Paul McGuinness, longtime manager of rock band U2, at the Marché International du Disque et de l'Edition Musicale (MIDEM) music conference held in Cannes, France. McGuinness has called on Internet service providers to immediately introduce disconnection policies to end illegal music downloads and urged governments to make sure they do. McGuinness also blamed record labels for allowing a range of industries that let people steal music. Musician Peter Gabriel also expressed concern about blanket deals.


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