Thursday, October 11, 2007

I'll have two pounds worth of Radiohead, please

By now, I suppose most everyone who would be interested has heard about the new Radiohead album "In Rainbows." The unusual thing about this album, of course, is that you can pay whatever you want for it and then download it. You set the price: you can pay a hundred dollars for it if you want, or you can pay nothing and just download it. It's up to you. (Or you can order the fancy box set for £40.00.)

I paid £2.00 for it (plus a £0.45 credit fee). The way I figure it, a band typically gets about $4 per album, with record companies and distributors getting the rest. So paying Radiohead £2.00 gives them their $4, with the £0.45 fee bringing the total to just about $5. Seems fair.

Oh, and the album itself? I'm listening to it now, and so far, so very good. If you like Radiohead, you should like "In Rainbows."

1 comment:

  1. I got it for nothing, but then I'm a tight git.



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