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Thom Yorke Pulls Music From Spotify

Thom Yorke Pulls Music From Spotify

By Matt Spencer July 16, 2013

Thom Yorke, Radiohead’s enigmatic, pony-tail sporting frontman, has taken aim at Spotify for what he sees as a lack of compensation for artists. The move comes on the heels of a similar action by the members of Pink Floyd, who …

Listen To Radiohead In Awesome 8-Bit Listen To Radiohead In Awesome 8-Bit

Remember the dulcet sounds of video game soundtracks in 8-bit format? Music from titles like Double Dragon and the first Mario Brothers? Of course you do. If not, take a moment to remind yourself. Now that that’s taken care of, …

Radiohead and Ballet at 1000 Frames Per Second Radiohead and Ballet at 1000 Frames Per Second
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Simon Iannelli, a German photographer, posted this beautiful video called “Le vent” that he helped direct, to YouTube recently. In the video, Marina Kanno and Giacomo Bevilaqua, two ballet dancers from the Berlin State Ballet, do a series of precise …

Radiohead to Perform King of Limbs on TV Radiohead to Perform King of Limbs on TV

Well, kind of, anyway. Radiohead, the band that is single-handedly trying to change the way business is conducted in the music industry, will be performing their new album, King of Limbs on Nigel Godrich’s In The Basement. Because In The …

New Radiohead Album “The King of Limbs” Marks Band’s 2nd Web-First Release

Radiohead announced that its new album, "The King of Limbs" will be released on the web this Saturday – February 19. This is the second time the band has gone web-first with an album release. 

In 2007, Radiohead released "In Rainbows," allowing fans to pay whatever they wanted for downloads of the album. Radiohead will try a different strategy this time – simply charging a set price $9.00 for MP3s and $14.00 for WAVs).

Radiohead, Gnarls Barkley, and Google
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Google announced a collection of new iGoogle themes from well-known artists today. Among them are: Radiohead, Gnarls Barkley, Gucci, Burberry, Vera Wang, Bob Dylan, Celine Dion, Natalie Cole, and more.

An interesting mix to say the least. Google explains:

No More Rainbows: Radiohead Won’t Repeat Online Stunt
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So much for riding at the vanguard of a new wave of music distribution, as Radiohead declares its In Rainbows online experiment a one-time deal.

The Internet and the Music Industry

Ever since I blogged for a music site, I’ve watched how the Internet has transformed the music industry.

Here are some recent highlights – and they are sad songs:

Some of the Most Innovative Products of the Year

PC World has a list of the 25 most innovative products of 2007. While most of them are actual gadgets—the iPhone, the Kindle, and various other pieces of hardware—many of them are web apps. Among the most interesting picks:

1. Google Gears—heralded as a step toward the browser as a desktop

9. Facebook API—duh.

17. Zoho Notebook—compiles all kinds of information and enables you to share it

Radiohead To Rock The Web Again

As a followup to their much-discussed pay what you like download plan for ‘In Rainbows’, Radiohead will play an hour-long concert on New Year’s Eve featuring the album and some other tunes.

Radiohead Goes to the Store

We’ve covered the Radiohead experiment since it started. And as of Monday, the experiment is over. It did give them a lot of press, I’m not so sure it gave them a lot of cash. Normally artists aren’t the best at distribution and marketing, which is why there are middlemen. In every industry I’ve seen this usually serves both sides well.

Radiohead Raps ComScore Over Download Report

ComScore said 62 percent of downloaders paid nothing for Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’ release, but the band has denounced the report as "wholly inaccurate."

Make Your Query Smarter On Yahoo!
Talking about their successful Yahoo! Search Assist, Yahoo! now discusses ‘The Other Half of the Search Equation’.

Radiohead’s Download Experiment Faring Well
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Whether or not you think music should be given away, sold at reasonable per-download prices, or sold at whatever price the record labels want to put on them, Radiohead’s experiment in name-your-own-price marketing may be paying off.

The Net: Killing Music Labels Since 2007

Radiohead kicked open the door, Trent Reznor is in the foyer admiring the chandelier, and bands like Oasis, Jamiroquai, and The Charlatans are rolling up the street looking for the party.

Long Live Free: How Free Makes Money
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The concept of "free" isn’t exactly a new one, but it is taking on a sort of new life in the digital age as major publishers (slowly) warm up to the concept – except the recording industry, of course, where the "free" is usually coupled with "to help make us a lot more money."

Radiohead Says Name Your Download Price

The real disruption in the music industry will be when more big name acts follow Radiohead’s route, by dropping the middleman and taking their songs to the fans.