So here's how much music is apparently worth in 2014.
U2 has opened up about moving the band's publishing company from Ireland to the Netherlands, a decision that sparked massive protests at a signature UK music festival.
Spending years slaving over something and then giving it away by the millions seems like a pretty generous act, if you ask us.
U2's fourth album arrived just a little more than a year and a half after its punky predecessor 'War' had become a surprise platinum-selling hit, reaching No. 12 in the U.S. and topping the U.K. chart.
U2 have revealed the artwork for the upcoming physical release of 'Songs of Innocence,' the new album millions of iTunes users received for free earlier this month.
U2 singer Bono has never been known for his guitar playing, and his bandmates would really like to keep it that way.
Like it or not, music has been devalued to the point that a free album from one of the world's biggest bands is a cause of genuine annoyance (and/or more legitimate privacy concerns) for a lot of listeners.
Bono says he's isn't surprised Sharon Osbourne that took to Twitter for a profanity-laced rant about U2's recent iTunes album giveaway.
We can add Sharon Osbourne to the list of people who weren't impressed by U2's decision to give away their new album, 'Songs of Innocence,' for free as part of a massive product launch promotion through Apple's iTunes store.
Rapper Tyler, the Creator was not too happy with the idea of U2 giving their new album away for free.