Support Radiohead and change the music industry

Radiohead have boldly gone where no band has gone before – in letting the fans choose what to pay for their newest album. This is super cool and will undoubtedly send shock waves through the industry. More so in the near future as Oasis and Jamiroquai are rumoured to do the same with their next albums while other bands, including Nine Inch Nails, ditch the music labels to proceed independently.

If you’re already a fan, keen to try or like me think this experiment is worthy of support, head over to inrainbows.com, choose what to pay and grab yourself a copy. Kudos Radiohead. Here’s hoping more bands follow your lead.

About Chris
A self confessed geek, meteorologist (aka weather forecaster), father & proud kiwi mainlander living, working & playing in Wellington, New Zealand.

3 Responses to Support Radiohead and change the music industry

  1. FreddyK says:

    Agree, its a great idea but I was half way through putting in an order … and the website went down. It could mean its proving popular, but if the hardware isnt up to scratch, it might end up biting them in the ass!

  2. Chris says:

    This might explain it…

    Eager Radiohead fans crash website
    Radiohead fans crashed the band’s website trying to download their new album In Rainbows yesterday – and many have decided not to pay for it.

  3. Chris says:

    In a follow up to this, the New York Times ran this story on 10 Jan 2008,

    Radiohead Finds Sales, Even After Downloads
    In a twist for the music industry’s digital revolution, “In Rainbows,” the new Radiohead album that attracted wide attention when it was made available three months ago as a digital download for whatever price fans chose to pay, ranked as the top-selling album in the country this week after the CD version hit record shops and other retailers.

    Nice.

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