Death of the record labels - updated
* How Radiohead killed the record labels - the announcement in the early hours of this morning of the imminent arrival of In Rainbows, the seventh Radiohead album, is hugely exciting for the band's millions of fans.
Potentially though it's even bigger news for the music industry. Released in ten days time, the album is available as a digital download for whatever price you want to pay. Radiohead may have done irreparable damage to the industry's traditional business model - Telegraph.co.uk October 1, 2007.
* Hello Everyone, The download area that is “In Rainbows” will be shutting its doors on the 10th December 2007. A big thank you to everyone who came and downloaded the music. It’s been the most positive thing we’ve done and we hope you shared the experience with others. The discbox will still be available from the w.a.s.t.e store here until they have all gone. We then have no plans to make further stock.
For those of you who wish to buy In Rainbows in the usual way, it will be available on CD/Vinyl and download from traditional outlets from the 31st December 2007. The record will be released by TBD Records in North America and XL Recordings for the rest of the world.
Thanks for everything - from official Radiohead website
* XL Recordings is an independent record label which was launched by Tim Palmer, Nick Halkes and Richard Russell with Beggars Banquet Records in 1989 to release its rave and dance music ... In October 2007, Radiohead completed negotiations to sign with XL for a proper studio release of their seventh studio album, In Rainbows - from Wikipedia.
More free Radiohead here.
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