1. Thom Yorke Probably Didn't Make $20M on 'Tomorrow's Modern Boxes'

    January 05, 2015 4:29 PM EST There's a story going around the Internet that Thom Yorke could have made "as much as $20 million" from his BitTorrent release, Tomorrow's Modern Boxes . Feel free to ignore it. Related Diplo Celebrates 'Flor1da' with ...

  2. Diplo Celebrates 'Flor1da' with a Paid BitTorrent Bundle (Which Are Now Available to the Public)

    November 17, 2014 2:08 PM EST Following in Thom Yorke's footsteps, Diplo is the second artist to release a pay-gated bundle on the platform. To celebrate 10 years since the release of his debut album, Florida , Diplo is re-releasing the LP today by way of a BitTorrent bun ...

  3. The Good and the Bad of Spotify Founder Daniel Ek's Streaming Defense

    November 11, 2014 8:13 PM EST Spotify CEO Daniel Ek doesn't walk away from a challenge. After Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich blasted his company's business model , Ek responded with comments on Twitter. Now, after Taylor Swift drew huge attention by pulling her catalo ...

  4. Op-Ed: Does BitTorrent Actually Want to Empower Artists?

    October 30, 2014 1:08 PM EDT Film executive Ruth Vitale on "the pirate’s penance" & BitTorrent's "fuzzy math." This is a response to an op-ed, published last week (Oct. 21), from BitTorrent's Chief Content Officer Matt Mason. Below, former fi ...

  5. Op-Ed: BitTorrent's Matt Mason Makes a Case for Art In the Digital Age

    October 21, 2014 11:45 AM EDT On September 22, Thom Yorke published an image of a vinyl record. The earth was thrown off its axis , as Consequence of Sound reported. And it was again, four days later, when the record was released as a BitTorrent Bundle . That isn’t hyperbole, ...

  6. Iggy Pop Disses U2: ‘Giving Away Music Before It Can Flop’

    October 20, 2014 12:46 PM EDT Add Iggy Pop’s name to the list of those not impressed with U2’s latest attempt to change the world. The Stooges frontman took on the Apple-backed new album giveaway in a recent interview with the U.K.’s Sunday Times . “A veiled advert” is what he ...

  7. Oxford Business Students Helped Thom Yorke's BitTorrent Release

    October 16, 2014 1:35 PM EDT Add a group of Oxford business students to the list of people who kept Thom Yorke 's new solo album a secret from the world. MBA candidates at the prestigious university worked with the Radiohead singer's management team on the experimen ...

  8. How Thom Yorke Kept His New Album a Surprise

    October 05, 2014 11:02 PM EDT Thom Yorke jolted fans Sept. 26 with a new album. Even more startling, however, was how the Radiohead frontman chose to release Tomorrow's Modern Boxes : via peer-to-peer file-sharing service BitTorrent. Once the preferred vessel of Internet ...

  9. How Thom Yorke Kept His New Album a Surprise

    October 05, 2014 11:02 PM EDT Thom Yorke jolted fans Sept. 26 with a new album. Even more startling, however, was how the Radiohead frontman chose to release Tomorrow's Modern Boxes : via peer-to-peer file-sharing service BitTorrent. Once the preferred vessel of Interne ...

  10. Thom Yorke's BitTorrent Release Hits 1 Million Sales, Free Downloads

    October 02, 2014 8:57 PM EDT Thom Yorke 's surprise album release via BitTorrent Bundle last Friday has surpassed 1 million downloads, according to the file transfer platform .  That figure for Tomorrow's Modern Boxes is actually about 1.1 million, according to th ...

  11. Thom Yorke's BitTorrent Release Hits 1 Million Sales, Free Downloads

    October 02, 2014 8:57 PM EDT Thom Yorke 's surprise album release via BitTorrent Bundle last Friday has surpassed 1 million downloads, according to the file transfer platform .  That figure for Tomorrow's Modern Boxes is actually about 1.1 million, according to the ...

  12. Five Questions with BitTorrent's Chief Content Guy About Thom Yorke's Surprise Record

    September 26, 2014 1:41 PM EDT About two hours ago at the time of this writing, BitTorrent and Thom Yorke foisted a surprise upon us in the form of a new solo record,  Tomorrow's Modern Boxes (which has been downloaded 34,800 times in that period), from the ever-shimmying ...

  13. Thom Yorke Announces New Album via BitTorrent Bundle

    September 26, 2014 11:54 AM EDT BitTorrent has announced its biggest coup yet in its continuing quest to promote its Bundle product (and distance itself from associations with piracy): a partnership with Thom Yorke behind his new solo record, Tomorrow's Modern Boxes . The ...

  14. Radiohead Updates PolyFauna App With New Music and Trippy Visual Landscapes

    September 01, 2014 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 The update includes new atmospheric music and trippy visual landscapes. Radiohead fans have to wait a little while longer for a new studio album, but in the meantime the band has updated its PolyFauna app with new atmospheric music and visual landsc ...

  15. Radiohead to Begin Recording Ninth Album in September

    July 12, 2014 12:18 PM EDT Radiohead will begin rehearsing and recording its ninth studio album in September, according to the band’s guitarist Jonny Greenwood. Radiohead's Thom Yorke Announces Tour Plans and Dates Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood Reunites With 'B ...

  16. EDM's Mainstream vs. The Underground: Time to End the Hate (Op-Ed)

    May 23, 2014 9:00 AM EDT 1.864 k 173 2 My iPod is not the only place where Skrillex and Speedy J can coexist. Yet as dance music's mainstream and underground gain additional adherents from the current boom, these different worlds seem set on a collision course. This rift rea ...

  17. Bette Midler Disparages Pandora, Spotify Over Artist Compensation (Updated)

    April 06, 2014 8:21 AM EDT (*This story has been updated with a response from Pandora followig its original publication.) Add Bette Midler to the growing list of musicians publicly expressing their displeasure with the amounts Pandora, Spotify and other digital radio and ...

  18. Spotify Drove Universal Music’s 75% Jump in Streaming Revenue Last Year

    February 25, 2014 8:15 PM EST Spotify drove a large part of the 75% jump Universal Music Group achieved in 2013 in subscription and streaming revenue, according to a source familiar with the music group’s financial statements. During the conference call, Vivendi reported that ...

  19. Beats Music Hires Ex-Gang of Four's Dave Allen as Artist Advocate (Exclusive)

    February 25, 2014 7:00 PM EST In an effort to address the critics of streaming music head on, Beats Music has hired Dave Allen, the former bass guitarist for the post-punk band Gang of Four, to be the company's public face and chief advocate. The newly created positi ...

  20. Radiohead Unveils PolyFauna Interactive App

    February 11, 2014 2:13 PM EST 0 0 0 It's not a new album, but today Radiohead devotees got a new release from Thom Yorke and company in the form of a mobile app. Titled PolyFauna, the app (available free for iOS and Android ) takes viewers through a trippy animated realm, much li ...

  21. Radiohead Unveils PolyFauna Interactive App

    February 11, 2014 2:00 PM EST It's not a new album, but today Radiohead devotees got a new release from Thom Yorke and company in the form of a mobile app. Titled PolyFauna, the app (available free for iOS and Android ) takes viewers through a trippy animated realm, much ...

  22. Beats Music Rolls Out Commerce Via Topspin

    February 07, 2014 7:00 AM EST Is Shamal Ranasinghe, the press-shy co-founder of Topspin Media, streaming music's new best friend?  Nearly 12 months ago, Jimmy Iovine made a public promise to artists -- that Beats Music, the music service he co-founded, would directly conn ...

  23. The Music Biz in 2013: In Flux, Disruptors Disrupted

    January 01, 2014 8:28 AM EST The week before Christmas, pondering a year-end music business essay, a litany of major stories jumped to mind, including: the Twitter and SFX IPOs; Sony and Vivendi investors’ calling for entertainment spin-offs; Live Nation’s record revenues ...

  24. The Year In Music 2013: Top Music Industry Quotes of the Year

    December 30, 2013 11:12 AM EST From top-level music industry executives to superstar artists, Billboard.biz presents the top quotes of 2013. Read the 28 quotes below, from Radiohead's Thom York calling Spotify "the last desperate fart of a dying corpse," to fo ...

  25. Digital Notes: Spotify's Spoof, SourceAudio's Clear Channel Deal and Music Mastermind's Zya Launch

    December 05, 2013 1:56 PM EST Spotify's Artist Site Gets Spoofed It was bound to happen. Two days after Spotify announced its Spotify Artists website, a parody site popped up, called Spotify For Artists .  Spotify on Tuesday launched its hyper-earnest site, designed to ex ...

  26. Spotify Serenades Artists With Data, Commerce

    December 03, 2013 2:35 PM EST Amid a growing chorus of debate about how much streaming services pay artists, Spotify on Tuesday tried to present its own side of the argument, outlining in a new website how it has paid out $1 billion in music royalties since its launch five ye ...

  27. IFPI’s Frances Moore: Thom Yorke & David Byrne’s Streaming Concerns Are ‘Overstated’

    December 03, 2013 1:37 AM EST The IFPI’s CEO Frances Moore has weighed in on the for-and-against arguments over streaming music services, noting that subscription business models were still in their infancy and that the concerns from the likes of Thom Yorke and David Byrne wer ...

  28. Business Matters: If I Were Thom Yorke's Communications Director

    October 28, 2013 10:15 AM EDT More than three months have passed since Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich, his bandmate in Atoms for Peace and the producer of numerous Radiohead albums, announced they had pulled their songs from Spotify. Aided by additional public comments from Y ...

  29. Business Matters: What If Musicians Went on Strike Against Digital Services Like Spotify? It’s Possible

    August 30, 2013 7:23 PM EDT What if musicians went on strike and refused to make their music available on the digital services that have attracted so much negative criticism in recent years? It's not an entirely pointless thought exercise. People go on strike all ...

  30. Business Matters: Streaming Drives 12% Revenue Gain in Sweden

    July 22, 2013 8:46 PM EDT Scandinavia continues to be the place where digital music's future is best taking shape.    IFPI Sweden released figures Sunday that show gains in streaming led to a 12% gain in recorded music revenues in the first half of the year. A wee ...

  31. Spotify Reacts to Nigel Godrich and Thom Yorke

    July 15, 2013 12:54 PM EDT Spotify is spending Monday reacting to comments by producer Nigel Godrich that criticize the subscription service's business model. Godrich's statements have received attention throughout the music press, the British press and the Wal ...

  32. Why Radiohead Producer Nigel Godrich Trashed Spotify's Business Model

    July 15, 2013 12:05 AM EDT In a series of Tweets on Sunday, famed producer Nigel Godrich ( @nigelgod ) called Spotify "bad for new music" and said three of his projects had been pulled from the ad-supported subscription service.  Godrich takes issue with the eco ...

  33. Atoms For Peace Pull Album From Spotify, Take To Twitter

    July 14, 2013 11:34 PM EDT If you want to listen to Atoms For Peace, you can’t anymore on Spotify. In a string of tweets today from Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke and producer Nigel Godrich, both members of the group Atoms For Peace, the two revealed that their album AMOK ...

  34. Atoms For Peace Announce International Tour

    June 01, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Thom Yorke says the band will be playing cuts from 'Amok,' 'The Eraser' songs and some B-sides on tour. Southern California has been good for Thom Yorke. It's the home base for his 4-year-old band Atoms For Peace, meaning ...

  35. 2013 Grammy Week Parties: All The Sights, Sounds, Hotspots

    February 05, 2013 2:50 PM EST Pre-parties, afterparties, brunches, dinners, galas galore -- it's the music industry's week to shine. Here's a roundup of everything we know about that's going on (that we're allowed to write about, anyway). Caveat empt ...

  36. Atoms for Peace Release 'Judge Jury and Executioner': Listen

    January 07, 2013 8:26 PM EST 0 0 0 Atoms for Peace continue to roll out their debut album, releasing "Amok" track "Judge Jury and Execution" on Monday. The supergroup, which includes Radiohead 's Thom Yorke and Red Hot Chili Peppers ' Flea, offers a blen ...

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  38. Album Reviews: No Doubt, Mika, Ben Folds Five & more

    October 09, 2012 6:33 AM EDT Mika The Origin of Love Producers: various Republic Records Release Date: Oct. 16 The surviving members of Queen have done well with Freddie Mercury stand-ins Paul Rodgers and Adam Lambert. But British singer Mika is lurking out there as another ...

  39. Single Reviews: Coheed, Bridget Mendler, David Guetta & Kanye West

    September 13, 2012 12:35 PM EDT BRIDGIT MENDLER Ready or Not (3:22) Producer: Emanuel "Eman" Kiriakou Writers: B. Mendler, E. Kiriakou, E. Bogart Publishers: various Hollywood Records Bridgit Mendler spends a good portion of debut single "Ready or Not" introd ...

  40. California Wives, 'Art History': Exclusive First Listen

    August 30, 2012 2:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Band Talks Debut Album (Out Sept. 4): "I hope it's going to change and grow with you as you get older" California Wives have a total red herring for a moniker. "Our name is like a symbol," vocalist, keyboardist and guitarist ...

  41. Listen To New How To Dress Well, Flying Lotus Tracks

    August 16, 2012 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 HTDW Covers Janet Jackson, while FlyLo Collaborates with Erykah Badu A pair of experimental, R&B-leaning projects are coming out over the next two months, and neither is to be slept on. How To Dress Well, the stage name of producer/songwriter To ...

  42. Radiohead Headlines, Onda Vaga Lights Up 16th Annual Fuji Rock Festival

    August 08, 2012 12:01 PM EDT Fuji Rock Festival has had one of its most heavily attended editions in years, and it was sunny and warm to boot. The three-day fest held at a ski resort on Mt. Naeba in Niigata prefecture, Japan had seen significant rain every year since 2003 but ...

  43. Frank Ocean's 10 Best Pre-'Channel Orange' Tracks

    July 11, 2012 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Frank Ocean 's new studio album, "Channel Orange," was released on iTunes late on Monday night (July 9) -- just hours before he made his national TV debut on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" -- the cacophonous noises of o ...

  44. Radiohead Recorded New Material at Jack White's Studio

    July 05, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 But the White Stripes frontman didn't produce or play on the track. After hinting about a collaboration at Bonnaroo, Radiohead have been confirmed to have recorded new material at Jack White 's Third Man studios in Nashville earlier this y ...

  45. Usher Tops the Billboard 200; Ed Sheeran Debuts Strong; Bieber Poised to Conquer

    June 21, 2012 4:25 PM EDT R&B/pop superstar Usher nets his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Looking 4 Myself" debuts atop the list with 128,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's off quite a bit from the start of his last full ...

  46. Usher Finds Fourth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    June 20, 2012 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rush, Josh Turner, Waka Flocka Flame Among Top 10 Debuts Usher secures his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "Looking 4 Myself" debuts atop the list with 128,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. The pop/R&B star' ...

  47. Usher Scores Fourth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 With 'Looking 4 Myself'

    June 20, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Usher secures his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Looking 4 Myself" debuts atop the list with 128,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The pop/R&B star's last full-length studio album, 2010's "Raymond ...

  48. Backbeat: Bonnaroo Backstage With Skrillex, Gary Clark Jr., Big Hassle, Red Light, More

    June 09, 2012 8:27 PM EDT (L-R): Chip Hooper, Music Dept. Head, Paradigm, Coran Capshaw, founder, Red Light Management, Billboard's Ray Waddell. The second full day of the 2012 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival was a hectic one in the VIP Area, with artists, journali ...

  49. Bonnaroo Friday: 10 Things Seen and Heard

    June 09, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Where you guys sleeping? In a field?" a curious Thom Yorke asked the Radiohead faithful during the band's headlining set at Bonnaroo on Friday night (June 8). "Do you do that here? I dunno." It was almost like Yorke and co. ...

  50. Radiohead's Thom Yorke Hints at Jack White Collaboration

    June 09, 2012 4:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Near the end of Radiohead 's triumphant headlining set at the 2012 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, frontman Thom Yorke gave a special shout-out to Jack White , and hinted at an upcoming collaboration between the two alt-rock veterans. " ...

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