U2’s manager slams Radiohead’s ‘honesty box’ policy

June 10th, 2008 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS  

London, June 10 (IANS) Rock band U2’s manager Paul McGuiness has slammed Radiohead’s ‘honesty box’ policy, which allows fans the option to pay whatever they want for downloading the group’s songs. Radiohead’s album “In Rainbows” is available for download on their website along with the honesty box option but McGuiness thinks it is not a good idea and does not want U2 to follow the same policy, reports ananova.com.

McGuiness said: “We should all be aware that Radiohead’s honesty box release of their album to some extent backfired. Even though it was available on their website for no money at all, if that was what you preferred to pay, 60 to 70 percent of the people who downloaded the record stole it anyway even though it was available for free.”

McGuiness said U2 will not be giving their new album away. “There will be events around the release of the album but for U2 physical sales are still an enormous part of our business and we still sell a lot of actual CDs,” he said.

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