Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason Also Thinks U2 Devalued Music

Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason is the latest person to weigh in on U2’s Apple stunt for Songs Of Innocence. Like Patrick Carney and Trent Reznor before him, Mason also believes that U2 devalued music by forcing their album onto everyone. In a new interview with Rolling Stone about the upcoming new Pink Floyd album, the drummer brings it up of his own accord: “I really like the way [the record is] divided up in a completely old fashioned way. It’s not cut to iTunes length or whatever. I think we have possibly been aided, very slightly, by Bono and Co. They did it the wrong way around and I’m fond of saying that what we did is a very old fashioned musical concept. We’re hoping people might actually buy this record.” He went on to say this: “?It was so unexpected, I thought, and interesting that people took such umbrage at being given something. That does devalue things. Music has been horribly devalued by being given away. It’s funny they didn’t sense some of that. It’s been the big story of the 21st century, music being de-valued.”

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