U2's Manager Fights Illegal Downloading

Paul McGuinness, U2's manager, is blaming Internet service providers for not working harder to put an end to illegal music downloading, NME reports.

However, McGuinness has faith in Spotify, a paid online music subscription service that actually distributes royalties properly.

While McGuinness's argument is completely legitimate, I feel like he's not taking into account that, Oh yeah, U2 is the richest band in the world, having earned over $130 million in the last year. Would a few extra paid downloads really make a difference in the band's bank account at the end of the day?

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