Sunday, November 4, 2007

Radiohead distributes album online only

The band Radiohead has done away with the traditional methods of record distrubtion. Their newest album In Rainbows was first released through a website the band set up. Listeners could pay what they felt the album was worth rather than the industry deciding what price to charge for the CD. With over 2.4 million copies 'sold' the album has been a hit, and has set a new standard for content distrubtion that the record companies can't now ignore. The band also didn't use 'mainstream' online outlets like Amazon or iTunes.

For further reading, check out:,8599,1666973,00.html
Here's a quote from the article by Radiohead singer Thom Yorke:
"I like the people at our record company, but the time is at hand when you have to ask why anyone needs one. And, yes, it probably would give us some perverse pleasure to say 'F___ you' to this decaying business model."

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