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Radioheads new album for a buck!?!?!

Postby Metroid » Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:45 pm

I'm not sure if there are many other Radiohead fans here but I'm stoked to hear they will be releasing their 7th studio album Wednesday! And I can pay what I want....huh? 8-o

Read on. ;-D

Radiohead album bets on fast release
Sat Oct 6, 2007 8:37pm BST
By Michael Erman

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The release of popular rock group Radiohead's new album next week is the latest wake-up call for a music industry still struggling to deal with the advent of digital music, experts say.

Normally a Radiohead release generates huge buzz as fans and critics alike wait to hear the latest musical direction of a band that has produced such varied offerings as the radio hit "High and Dry" to the experimental musings of "Kid A".
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But the English band's seventh studio album "In Rainbows" is being closely watched for business reasons; the album is being released digitally on Wednesday by the band itself, just 10 days after the completion of recording and mixing.

And the price? Fans can pay what they want. The price listed at radiohead.com says simply: "IT'S UP TO YOU".

"This has been a long-brewing issue with artists," said Ted Cohen of music consulting firm TAG Strategic. "In a digital world where you can create something relatively quickly and get it out there immediately, why wait? Is there any overwhelming need to sit on something for three or four months?"

Typically a band of Radiohead's stature would be signed to a major recording label, which would wait several months before releasing the music to allow time for buzz to develop and plan a tour and marketing campaign.

Tony Bongiovi, a record producer who has been in the music business since the 1960s, said the fast turnarounds could hurt a music business that he believes is losing money as it becomes more singles-driven, rather than album-driven, in the age of iTunes and Internet file-sharing.

Some bands wouldn't work to complete an album if they could put out a good single right away, he said.
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Re: Radioheads new album for a buck!?!?!

Postby logan » Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:03 pm

i heard about this as well. pretty cool idea overall.
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Re: Radioheads new album for a buck!?!?!

Postby beanoX3 » Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:18 pm

I bet the big music studios is going to do something stupid like sue Radiohead for some nonsense reason.


Cool idea though. ;-D
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Re: Radioheads new album for a buck!?!?!

Postby Metroid » Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:58 pm

beanoX3 wrote:I bet the big music studios is going to do something stupid like sue Radiohead for some nonsense reason.


Cool idea though. ;-D

Yeah wouldn't surprise me. :-?
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Re: Radioheads new album for a buck!?!?!

Postby Tiki » Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:33 pm

Hmmm..That's very interesting! I like that 2+2=5 song by them! Maybe I'll buy this, I think Radiohead is interesting! ;-D B-)
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Re: Radioheads new album for a buck!?!?!

Postby Metroid » Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:41 pm

Tiki wrote:Hmmm..That's very interesting! I like that 2+2=5 song by them! Maybe I'll buy this, I think Radiohead is interesting! ;-D B-)

You should, Radiohead is awesome. My favorite album is probably The Bends followed closely by OK Computer.
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Re: Radioheads new album for a buck!?!?!

Postby moonhead » Sun Oct 07, 2007 1:40 pm

Metroid wrote:
Tiki wrote:Hmmm..That's very interesting! I like that 2+2=5 song by them! Maybe I'll buy this, I think Radiohead is interesting! ;-D B-)

You should, Radiohead is awesome. My favorite album is probably The Bends followed closely by OK Computer.

their first 4 albums are incredible. it's hard for me to choose a favorite. ok computer is probably the most complete. the bends is a great pop/rock cd. pablo honey is a good brit pop album. and kid a blew my mind. after that, i just didn't really dig their stuff anymore.

but cool idea.
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Re: Radioheads new album for a buck!?!?!

Postby Popcynical » Sun Oct 07, 2007 1:45 pm

OK Computer was the bomb.. I'll definitely buy this album. Especially if I only have to pay a dollar!
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Re: Radioheads new album for a buck!?!?!

Postby Cowboys 4 life » Sun Oct 07, 2007 7:07 pm

If you really like them that much then buy it for what you would normally pay for a CD. They are counting on some of the true fans to chip in so if you think its worth it then pay the $15.

IF you don't then this might end up being their last album.
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Re: Radioheads new album for a buck!?!?!

Postby Metroid » Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:14 pm

Cowboys 4 life wrote:If you really like them that much then buy it for what you would normally pay for a CD. They are counting on some of the true fans to chip in so if you think its worth it then pay the $15.

IF you don't then this might end up being their last album.

Exactly, which is what I was planning on doing. ;-D

Don't let the title lead you to thinking I would only give them a buck, I was simply pointing out that you could. 10 to 15 bucks sounds about right...maybe only 10, since if they do tour I'll get butt raped by the ticket price. %-6

Doubt they'll let fans pay what they want for a concert ticket. :-?
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