In Rainbows

  1. Guest Post: 'Pay What You Want' Comes to Music Apps -- Will Musicians Be More Generous Than Their Fans?

    September 06, 2012 12:40 PM EDT The following is a guest post from Adam Hanft, a brand strategist whose clients include Barnes & Noble,Vinfolio, Original SoupMan, and Wheelz. He also writes for Huffington Post, Fast Company and other media. Billboard.biz welcomes responsible ...

  2. Skrillex Urges Fans To Pirate His Album If They Can't Afford

    December 27, 2011 2:32 PM EST For Skrillex, Christmas was a time for giving - even if that meant allowing his fans to illegally download his album for free. On his Facebook page last Friday, Dec. 23, the massively popular dubstepper, who just grabbed five Grammy nominations, p ...

  3. Radiohead, 'The King of Limbs' and Music Business Acumen in 2011

    February 22, 2011 7:29 AM EST Serious Fans First -- The new music business model axiom says access over ownership...except in this case. If you want Radiohead's "The King of Limbs" you'll have to legally or illegally download it. None of the subscription se ...

  4. Radiohead Announce New Album, Available Saturday (And Not For Free)

    February 14, 2011 10:41 AM EST Radiohead is releasing the digital version of its upcoming album, "The King of Limbs," this Saturday with pre-orders being taken now. U.S.-based fans can choose between a digital download and a more expensive digital/physical package. Th ...

  5. Yeasayer Offers Pay-What-You-Want Price Scheme For New Live Album

    December 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Following the revolutionary economic model of Radiohead's 'In Rainbows," Yeasayer, an eclectic-sounding indie rock band based in Brooklyn, has just announced a pay-what-you-want price scheme for its new live album "Live At Anci ...

  6. Popular In Music, Pay-What-You-Want Model Tried at Restaurants

    May 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Since Radiohead's pay-what-you-want release of "In Rainbows" in 2007, allowing fans to name their price has been an increasingly popular tactic and one occasionally - and unrealistically - trumpeted as the future of music distributi ...

  7. Radiohead Offers Free Download

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As predicted , Radiohead has offered a new song for download today (Aug. 17). "These Are My Twisted Words" is available from the band's official Web site as a free download. "We've been recording for a while, and this was ...

  8. Speculation Over Radiohead EP Release

    August 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT There is speculation that Radiohead will issue a new digital EP as early as Monday (Aug. 17), following the leak of a track online assumed to be a new song by the band. Fan site At Ease reports that "These Are My Twisted Words" was poste ...

  9. Analysis: Everything Is Wrong With Free Moby MP3 Story

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Was the power of free the reason Moby's song "Shot in the Back of the Head" was the best-selling track in the debut week of his new album, "Wait For Me"? As Moby wrote to Bob Lefsetz , "it's the track we've ...

  10. Radiohead Track Used In Homeless Advert

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST "Videotape," a song from Radiohead's 2007 "In Rainbows" album (XL Recordings), will feature as the theme to a new commercial for homeless charity Shelter. It is the first time the U.K. rock act has allowed its music to be ...

  11. MIDEM Gets Message On Radiohead Experiment

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Brian Message, co-manager of Radiohead, Faithless and pop act Kate Nash, revealed how management and artists now work together to build a fan base without the backing of a traditional record label, during a keynote at MIDEM. Message, a partner in ...

  12. MIDEM Gets Message

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Radiohead's co-manager Brian Message will deliver a keynote speech at the 2009 MIDEM international music market in Cannes, which runs Jan. 18 to 21. Message, of Courtyard Management, also represents singer songwriter Kate Nash and dance act F ...

  13. Fleet Foxes Wins Uncut Music Award

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Seattle folk-rock outfit Fleet Foxes has taken home the inaugural Uncut Music Award. Voted unanimously by a panel of industry judges, including BBC Radio 2 DJ Mark Radcliffe and former EMI chief executive Tony Wadsworth, the band's self-title ...

  14. Considering Direct-To-Fan Distribution? Keep These Tips In Mind

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of the first anniversary of Radiohead's industry-rocking decision to distribute its album "In Rainbows" directly to fans, interest in DIY sales strategies is greater than ever before. While other artists had previously e ...

  15. Radiohead Digital Experiment Pays Off

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead's direct-to-fan digital distribution experiment for the release of "In Rainbows" last year made more in publishing revenues from the first licence, for the band's Web site, than the band's digital publishing reve ...

  16. Radiohead, Google Partner For Remix Footage

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead has partnered with Google in an effort to have people remix the footage from its latest video, "House of Cards," from the album "In Rainbows." The video, which was made with neither cameras nor lights, was put togethe ...

  17. MP3 Sales Soar For 7digital

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British-based digital music service provider 7digital.com registered a 300% spike in first half sales of MP3-format tracks, thanks largely to the roll-out of Warner Music and EMI's libraries as DRM-free downloads. "High-quality, DRM-free ...

  18. Radiohead Live Album Arrives On iTunes

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead has released a live video album exclusively on iTunes to coincide with the band's run of U.K. outdoor concerts. "In Rainbows - From the Basement", released June 24, features the band performing their current album at the H ...

  19. Radiohead Catalog Appears On iTunes

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead's back catalog became available for sale via Apple's iTunes Music Store this morning (June 3) in DRM-free files, removing the band from the ever-dwindling list of major holdouts from the digital download service. The band previ ...

  20. Radiohead To Prince: Unblock 'Creep' Cover Videos

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After word spread that Prince covered Radiohead's "Creep" at Coachella, the tens of thousands who couldn't be there ran to YouTube for a peek. Everyone was quickly denied - even Radiohead. All videos of Prince's unique ren ...

  21. Yorke Calls 'In Rainbows' Strategy A 'One-Off'

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It was a pivotal moment for the music industry which many thought sounded the death knell for recorded music sales, but Radiohead won't be repeating their decision to let fans choose what to pay for their downloads, frontman Thom Yorke told t ...

  22. Radiohead "Best Of" Gets DVD release

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI is to release a DVD video collection alongside its multi-format "Radiohead: The Best Of" (Parlophone) on June 2 in the U.K. The 20 videos on the Parlophone DVD include Radiohead promos directed by Jonathan Glazer ("Street Spirit ...

  23. Radiohead Strips Away 'Nude' For Remix Project

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead is utilizing the Internet for another initiative built around the band's chart-topping album, "In Rainbows." The British alternative rock act has teamed with iTunes and Garageband for an interactive project which allows co ...

  24. Radiohead Launches Video Contest

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead is inviting fans to create animated music videos for any song on the band's "In Rainbows" album as part of a contest run by online animation network Aniboom. The band will select the winning animated videos, wit the grand ...

  25. Radiohead Go 'Nude’ With New Single, Play Free Gig

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead will play a free concert in central London on April Fools Day in support of their new single release, "Nude." The April 1 gig for BBC Radio 2 will be held at the BBC Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House in central London. Tickets ...

  26. BMG Japan, Hostess Strike Distribution Deal

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST BMG Japan has struck an agreement to exclusively distribute Hostess Entertainment's catalog and new releases, with effect from March 1. The deal will cover all the Tokyo-based indie label's repertoire from partnerships in the market, inc ...

  27. Artists, Managers Dominate MIDEM Debates

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Artists and managers took center stage today as MIDEM pushed on into its second day. Peter Gabriel and U2 manager Paul McGuinness were the big drawcards, assembling full-houses for their respective stints on the trade fair's podium. But it wa ...

  28. Radiohead Gives MapleMusic 1st Canadian No. 1

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Independent distributor and label MapleMusic has scored its first No. 1 album in Canada with Radiohead's "In Rainbows" (ATO). The album tops the current chart, dated Jan. 19. "We're thrilled to have our first ever number N ...

  29. Radiohead Nudges Blige From Atop Album Chart

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Radiohead zooms to No. 1 this week on The Billboard 200 with "In Rainbows" (TBD/ATO), a week after a premature debut at No. 156 due to street date violations. The set sold 122,000 units in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundSca ...

  30. Radiohead's 'In Rainbows' Appears On iTunes

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Radiohead has broken its iTunes holdout. The British alternative rock group's latest album "In Rainbows" has been made available to download from Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store, the first and only album in its recording ca ...

  31. 'In Rainbows' Looms For U.K. No. 1

    January 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST Radiohead's "In Rainbows" is on track to make a No. 1 start on the first Official U.K. Albums chart of 2008. The set, Radiohead's first release through XL Recordings, is likely to sell about 50,000 copies by the end of what is ...

  32. Yorke Addresses EMI Renegotiation Report

    December 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has responded to a report that his band demanded an exorbitant advance from EMI for its next album as well as control of its back catalog, before ultimately deciding not to re-sign with the company. The Times of Londo ...

  33. Radiohead Readies New Year's Eve Webcast

    December 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Radiohead will perform its new album, "In Rainbows," in its entirety during a pre-taped, hour-long set that will premiere New Year's Eve on TV and the Internet. The event will air on Current TV and Current.com starting 12 a.m. ET on ...

  34. Radiohead Wins Billboard Critics' Poll In Landslide

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST The results are in: Radiohead's self-released album "In Rainbows" has won the 2007 Billboard Critics' Choice poll by a landslide. The album appeared on 17 of the 49 lists submitted by Billboard staff and freelance contributors. ...

  35. Radiohead, W/C In Digital Licensing Breakthrough

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Radiohead and its long-time publisher Warner/Chappell Music have launched a unique "all rights" digital licensing service for the alternative rock band's new album "In Rainbows," Billboard.biz can reveal. The music publish ...

  36. Radiohead In Talks With iTunes On 'In Rainbows'

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Radiohead's camp is in talks with iTunes Music Store for the release of "In Rainbows," Billboard.biz can reveal. The British alternative rockers' EMI catalog remains a notable omission from the world's leading download sto ...

  37. Radiohead Confirm Euro Tour, U.S. To Come

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Radiohead has confirmed 16 European summer concert dates for 2008, including an appearance at Denmark's giant Roskilde Festival. The British alternative rock band's first confirmed concert for the year will take place June 7 at the Malah ...

  38. Japanese Hostess Ready For Radiohead

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Tokyo-based independent music company Hostess Entertainment is gearing up for its Dec. 26 release of the Japanese edition of Radiohead's album "In Rainbows." Digital promotion activities, including a Japanese version of the existing ...

  39. Opera Singer Hendricks Takes Radiohead Route

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Opera singer Barbara Hendricks is taking a leaf out of Radiohead's book. In a development which has the hallmarks of Radiohead's recent "honesty box" initiative on "In Rainbows," the American soprano's label Arte ...

  40. Radiohead Sets U.S. Deal For New Album Release

    November 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST As expected, Radiohead has completed a deal with ATO Records Group for the U.S. release of its new album, "In Rainbows." The album, to be released on the TBD Records imprint, will arrive Jan. 1, one day after being issued in the United K ...

  41. NYE Release Party For Radiohead's 'In Rainbows'

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Radiohead has set the international release date for the physical versions of its new album "In Rainbows" as Dec. 31. The album will be released on CD and vinyl, preceded by the single, "Jigsaw Falling Into Place" on Jan. 14, 2 ...

  42. Research Group Studies Radiohead Sales

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST If a product is worth only what people will pay for it, then what is a digital album worth? Not much, according to Internet research group ComScore. In a study examining how consumers reacted to Radioheads' "set-your-own-price" gamb ...

  43. Radiohead’s Parlophone Box Set Arrives For Christmas

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST A Radiohead boxed set, spanning the British band's first six studio albums plus a live record, will be available from Dec. 10, EMI said today. The seven-CD limited edition sets will comprise the band's Parlophone albums "Pablo Honey ...

  44. Radiohead, XL Label Deal Completed

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead has ended weeks of speculation by confirming it has struck a deal with British indie label XL Recordings for the physical release of its new album, "In Rainbows." The deal is expected to cover territories outside North America, ...

  45. Report: XL Handling Radiohead CD Outside U.S.

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT XL Recordings will distribute the physical edition of Radiohead's new album, "In Rainbows," outside the United States, according to the New York Times. The company last year released Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke's solo album, ...

  46. Radiohead Plan 2008 Tour

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead will embark on a rare international tour from next Spring, Billboard.biz can reveal. Although details are still sketchy, expect the British alternative rock band to play multiple markets, in sizeable venues. "We plan to tour next ye ...

  47. Radiohead's 'In Rainbows' Goes Online

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead's "In Rainbows" album is finally available online from its Web site today, with thousands of fans downloading the 10 new tracks from early this morning. Billboard's unique download activation code arrived at 07.38AM B ...

  48. Direct-Licensing Deal For Radiohead's 'Rainbows'

    October 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead's industry model-busting new digital album release, "In Rainbows," will sidestep traditional authors’ rights licensing channels, Billboard.biz understands. The British alternative-rock act's anticipated new album, its ...

  49. Radiohead Closing In On Deal For 'In Rainbows' CD

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead is closing in on a deal for the physical release of its new album, "In Rainbows," sources tell Billboard.biz A band spokesperson said earlier this week that the album, which will be available for download Oct. 10 via Radiohead. ...

  50. HMV Errs On Radiohead Release Date, Label

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead's spokesperson has denied that the band's new album, "In Rainbows," will get a standard physical release Dec. 3 through EMI, after market-leading U.K. retailer HMV started taking pre-orders for the CD via its online ...

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