Yes, music as a unifying venture that moves, inspires, soothes, captivates, and heals should always be free.

Music isn’t something to be held away from people as something only those with money can have access to. Music doesn’t belong to us, individually as listeners or as creators. We don’t own it as players any more than we can own the effect it has on the people who hear it. The notion is absurd, but goes right along with the idea that money is real and everything our eyes can see, our hands can feel is up for grabs for financial gain.

“I don’t believe in free music,” he told Time. “Music is a sacrament.”

Bono, you’re an asshole and a corporate elitist whore.

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