The Album Is Dead and Your Stupid CMX Format Won't Bring It Back,…

The major labels' plan to revive the album with a new format called CMX that includes cover art, lyrics and videos would only be half as stupid if Apple wasn't beating them to the punch with their own stupid album. » 8/11/09 1:40pm 8/11/09 1:40pm

Radiohead Tells Freebie-Loving Music Fans: 'That's Yer Lot'

Any hope that the pay-what-you-want release of In Rainbows would set a precedent for Radiohead albums of the future has been dashed. Tortured treehugger and all-round good bloke Thom Yorke set the record straight yesterday, calling the band's decision to let their fans agree on a price on their last release a "one-off." » 4/30/08 3:00pm 4/30/08 3:00pm

Universal's Legal Tangles With YouTube Kill Official Nine Inch Nails…

If you picked up Nine Inch Nails'Year Zero remix album, 1337-ly titled Y34RZ3r0r3m1x3d, you probably noticed the second disc "halo 25 data," containing the multitrack master files for every song from Year Zero. Some of them had already been posted online not long after its initial release, and that experiment's success… » 11/26/07 8:00pm 11/26/07 8:00pm

Maybe Radiohead Fans are Not So Cheap After All

A recent study conducted by internet research firm comScore claimed that only about 38% of those who downloaded the album In Rainbows actually paid, implying that the band's pay your own price experiment was a failure. The band responded recently calling this claim "wholly inaccurate," implying that the folks at comScore … » 11/08/07 9:00pm 11/08/07 9:00pm

Radiohead Fans are Cheap According to Study

Data regarding the great Radiohead "pay your own price" experiment for In Rainbows is starting to trickle in, and according to a recent study by internet research firm comScore, only about 38% of those who downloaded the album actually paid. Of those that did pay, Americans averaged $8.05 while fans from other countries… » 11/05/07 7:10pm 11/05/07 7:10pm