Right-on Radiohead – the union busters?
The internet has been great for millionaire music performers and amateurs – it’s everyone else in between who gets screwed. Now we have Radiohead’s publisher Warner Chappell helping confirm the trend. The publisher’s head of business affairs Jane Dyball has divulged some information on the band’s “name your own price” offer last year.
Radiohead offered fans the chance to pay for a low-bitrate version of its new album In Rainbows, an album that was made available in various physical … Read More
One or two things you didn’t know about In Rainbows…
Radiohead’s Thom Yorke says the band won’t be repeating the band’s digital deal which allowed users to download a version of its most recent album for free.
“I don’t think it would have the same significance now anyway, if we chose to give something away again,” he said, describing it as a “one-off response to a particular situation”.
That’s despite the gimmick paying off handsomely – both in promotional terms, and financially. Radiohead have done better out of this deal … Read More
American Radiohead fans are 73% more irrational – survey
Radiohead last month let punters “set the price” for the digital download of their new album
It’s RainingIn Rainbows, which is coming out on CD shortly. Since people could download it for free – how much did they really pay?
Estimates to date have relied on self-selecting opinion poll data. This one, ComScore reminds us, is very different [see Update, below]. ComScore based its survey on software monitoring user’s behaviour (with their consent) – making it much more … Read More