Not musically, but how they’ll go about selling their upcoming albums. Brit rockers Oasis and funkadelic party-machine Jamiroquai are slated to release their forthcoming albums directly to their fans on a “pay as you wish” system. The move comes after fellow UK musicians Radiohead used the same tactic to sell “In Rainbows”, which was released today, to fans. As a result, the album has soared to the top of the digital download charts and has shocked the music industry as a whole.
Looks like the RIAA needs to wake up and smell the coffee. Piracy, artists and the fans are changing the way the game is played.
Oasis, Jamiroquai to follow Radiohead [Telegraph UK]