Bono agrees with U2 manager's attack on Internet service providers

U2 frontman Bono disagreed with manager Paul McGuinness's judgment on the failure of Radiohead's Web busking for In Rainbows, but like McGuinness, he lays the blame for the death of the music industry's business model at the feet of those greedy Internet service providers in his open letter to New Music Express:

It is disturbing to see internet service providers and technology companies profit from the so-called ‘disintermediation’ of the music business when so many music lovers are losing their jobs.

For instance, if AT&T and Google weren't getting so rich of other people's content, you'd be employed and able to afford the five dollar subscription to Bono's own digital distribution effort in a purely coincidental announcement, we're sure. (Photo by AP/Jacques Brinon)