In Rainbows Digital Download Site
This post originally appeared on Daily Marauder.
The long-suffering music business took a hit last week when British powerhouse, alt-indie band Radiohead left their music label and iTunes behind, releasing their 8th studio album In Rainbows online with a choose-your-own-price attached to it.
Outselling this week’s Billboard chart topper Bruce Springsteen 3-1, Radiohead forfeited chart prospects for total ownership of their master tapes, publishing and therefore the ability to release the album themselves. The music industry can probably breathe a small sigh of relief, however, as not many artists can do what Radiohead did. There’s a very specific artist/fan online relationship that Radiohead established years ago by constantly blogging (Dead Air Space) about virtually everything including the production process of In Rainbows.
For this round however:
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