"Summer of Love" - U2

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Background Information

“Summer of Love” was first delivered to radio in January 2018 in The Netherlands as well as some distribution to DJs in UK and Europe. The version of the song that was distributed was a slight edit of the album track, and has some silence removed at the end of the track, as well as fading out slightly earlier, resulting in a track that is 4.75s shorter than the album version. This “Radio Edit” of the song was distributed digitally to radio stations, and no promotional CDs were pressed for this item, however the compilation “Essential Hits Issue 155“ which is distributed to promote music to DJs did feature this shorter edit of the song.

The early radio promotion of the song was restricted to The Netherlands and several related territories. It was an early run to see how the song might perform without a full release. A wider release has just been done digitally for radio in Europe, and we are trying to confirm if the same “Radio Edit” of the song has been used.

On Thursday August 9, two remixes were also distributed for promotion of the song among DJs. This was done ahead of the commercial release of a four track remix EP of “Summer of Love”. Again, these remixes are being distributed digitally and at this time a physical promotional release is not planned. Both mixes sent out for promotion are by producer Robin Schulz. This includes the “Robin Schulz Remix” which is the same version that was available in the commercial EP at 03:35 in length, as well as the longer “Robin Schulz Extended Remix” at 04:39 in length. These promos by Robin Schulz were accompanied by digital artwork which mentions Schulz on the artwork (seen below.)

On August 15, 2018, a further single track was sent for promotion to DJs featuring a new mix by HP Hoeger and Rusty Egan. The track called the “Heatwave HP. Hoeger Rusty Egan Mix” was released as a standalone track to promote the song, although two further mixes by Hoeger and Egan are expected to be released soon for promotion, the Chill Mix and the Sunset Mix. And while Egan and Hoeger’s mix was the focus midweek, at the end of the week the Tilt & Danny Stubbs remix was sent out to DJs.

Unlike the “Love is Bigger Than Anything in its Way” campaign which targeted the USA charts and DJs located in the USA, the campaign for “Summer of Love” will target dance charts in Europe and the UK, and DJs residing in that region, as the tour moves to Europe.

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