Monday, October 01, 2007

Radiohead rebels against record labels

Relating to the topic of my last post, Radiohead is releasing their new album at whatever price fans want to pay. Their contract with EMI/Capitol ended, and they are only offering In Rainbows from their website, for download or discbox shipment (the discbox includes CD, 2 12" records, and artwork).

This article also has a nice pie-chart breakdown of CD costs under major labels. (Hmm... do you think the arbitrary price mark-up benefits the artist/s or label?)

I'm not a big fan of Radiohead, but they've earned a lot of respect for this.



At 12:39 AM, Anonymous Curtis said...

Actually, I think the mark-up on the chart is what the stores add to the price -- otherwise Tower Records doesn't make any profit and they go out of business.

Instead, they can go out of business for other reasons!

At 5:03 AM, Anonymous Jacob said...

Holy shite! That's actually amazing. I think I may just shock the system by paying more than nothing and buying it direct from them. 'Cause then I'm supporting them and proving that there's another viable method. Plus, Radiohead are just damn cool.


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