in rainbows

  • Radiohead sells 3 million copies of In Rainbows, but how much is that in American?

    Radiohead sells 3 million copies of In Rainbows, but how much is that in American?

    Warner Chappell, Radiohead’s distributor, is announcing that the band “sold” 3 million copies of In Rainbows, the album that they essentially gave away online in a pay-what-you-want scheme. The reports are that they made more on the album than they did on their previous dumpling, Hail to the Thief. Previous sales numbers were in the high hundred thousands, which makes this move… Read More

  • Radiohead's In Rainbows is week's best selling album, music industry must be thrilled

    [photopress:inrainbowsno1_1.jpg,full,center] Despite being released three months ago as a digital download, Radiohead’s latest album, In Rainbows, was the best selling album last week. That must really upset the big record labels, who for God knows how long have been claiming that downloadable music would be the death of the album, of physical collections of music. Never mind that Radiohead… Read More

  • Are digital albums the future?

    Are digital albums the future?

    Not so fast says Thom Yorke. In an interview with BBC Radio 4 Yorke said releasing an album in only digital format would have been “mad.” The Radiohead front man explained: We didn’t want it to be a big announcement about ‘everything’s over except the internet, the internet’s the future’, ’cause that’s utter rubbish. And it’s really… Read More

  • BREAKING: BAND USES MARKETING TACTICS TO SELL MORE CDs

    BREAKING: BAND USES MARKETING TACTICS TO SELL MORE CDs

    Breaking! Bands and Artists in the recording industry are trying to make money! Apparently, it took days for people to realize that Radiohead’s In Rainbows digital download was a marketing tactic to entice fans to buy the CD. After all, Radiohead is one of those bands with a bunch of cutters and alternative dudes as fans (oh no he didnt’!), so you know damn well they’re going to… Read More

  • Radiohead's "In Rainbows" can be downloaded right now

    Radiohead's "In Rainbows" can be downloaded right now

    The pay-whatever-you-want Radiohead album is now available for download. “In Rainbows,” the band’s 10-track, seventh studio album is the first high-profile “name your price” release of an album. You can download it now from the band’s Web site (or, by the time this gets posted, your local file sharing hub) or wait till December to buy a hard copy of the album… Read More

  • Flash: New Radiohead album costs whatever you want it to

    Flash: New Radiohead album costs whatever you want it to

    Radiohead’s newest album will cost whatever you decide to pay for it. Want to give the band $10? Go ahead. $3? Sure, why not? $0? You got it. (Sorta, since you’ll need to pay credit card fees.) The album, In Rainbows, will be released on October 10 as a digital download on the band’s Web site. Since it’s no longer tied to a record label, the band can do whatever the hell it… Read More