Thursday, October 11, 2007

Radiohead- Apply Directly to Forehead

Recently, the band Radiohead decided to release their new album ''In Rainbows'' as a pay-what-you-can download. The music industry is divided as to whether or not this is a good idea. But, since this generation of music fans downloads all their music anyway, it seems like common sense. I think Radiohead will clean up because they have a lot of die hard fans. I definitely don't know how records will survive as an art form if the public stops paying for them- have you ever tried to book a recording studio? It's not cheap. Maybe we'll just never have another ''Rubber Sole'' or ''Pet Sounds''. Of course, if the record labels would start selling $8 CDs, they'd probably stop losing so much money.

Anyway, Radiohead also allowed its fans to buy a rather large box set version of the album for about ₤40. Claire was one of those fans and maybe she'll post her thoughts on the album here...

1 comment:

gregvw said...

I feel kind of left out since I seem to be the only person on the planet that finds them profoundly uninteresting. I really don't understand the hype. I do, however, admire this approach to record sales.