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A New “Rainbow” of Music Controversy
“ planning an additional cd release in 2008, so if this idea doesn’t take off they have something to fall back on” “ Has v...
“ Expensive? Of course, the good thing is postage is included, but we have no choice.” “ My thoughts are that the real fan...
“ In a break from industry tradition the UK band famous for hits including Creep, Paranoid Android and Karma Police, has t...
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Radiohead "In Rainbows" Controversy

  1. 1. A New “Rainbow” of Music Controversy
  2. 2. “ planning an additional cd release in 2008, so if this idea doesn’t take off they have something to fall back on” “ Has very established support base so will be successful” “ everyone like music for free but you have to pay what they are worth… I wouldn’t pay that much” Google Video “ I don't know what to make of this. On the one hand, I applaud Radiohead for striking out on their own, doing things their own way - However, I'm not sure how I feel about how they've chosen to go about releasing their latest album In Rainbows .” “ Radiohead ユ s model represents a validation of the mission of this site ミ f ree downloads as a means to promote a positive relationship directly between artists and fans” “ it is the duty of successful bands to stick with the companies that nurtured them so that their earnings can subsidise new talent” Google Blog Search “ Befitting its reputation as innovative trendsetters in an increasingly staid music biz, Radiohead is giving fans the opportunity to pay as much or as little as they want for the new material” “ Radiohead claim their groundbreaking decision to offer their latest album, In Rainbows, for any price consumers choose is paying off, proving the commercial viability of their direct-to-fans model.” “ The public has been ripping the industry's conventional business model to shreds by illegally downloading music for years. Internet piracy and the switch to digital sales are costing the music majors millions” Google News Neutral Quotes Positive Quotes Negative Quotes
  3. 3. “ Expensive? Of course, the good thing is postage is included, but we have no choice.” “ My thoughts are that the real fans will either shell out the 80 bucks for the discbox, or pay 5-10 bucks for the download. Some fans will end up buying the album again anyway when Radiohead actually releases the album in stores early next year.” “ I could pay less than a pound for the new Radiohead album. AND, the gig I paid a fortune to go and see in Blackpool last year was not up to their usual standard” BlogPulse “ it is up to you… no really, it is up to you” “ I'm not exactly a major fan, but I think I want to show support for this decidedly-unusual marketing technique.” “ You have to remember, Prince and Radiohead have had the benefit of years of record company investment, and they wouldn't be where they are without it” Technorati “ Pay whatever amount you want, innovation or mere marketing strategy?” “ If two of the biggest acts in the industry can see the digital writing on the wall and totally embrace it ム t hat the old way of doing business is broken ム w hy can ユ t the labels?” “ A poll carried out by Polls Boutique shows that most people will not pay the usual retail price for the new Radiohead album.” Ask.com Blog Search Neutral Quotes Positive Quotes Negative Quotes
  4. 4. “ In a break from industry tradition the UK band famous for hits including Creep, Paranoid Android and Karma Police, has told fans "it's up to you" what they pay to digitally download the album.” “… listener paying however much they think it's worth.... seriously people... don't take advantage. ハ Thom Yorke is watching.” “ I think Radiohead will do just fine following this type of strategy as an established, popular brand (fans have been waiting four years for a new album)” “ And for so many other reasons... this is not a good idea.” Digg “ That's right, the band is selling its album only on its website and after loading the album into your shopping cart, it is up to you to decide how much you want to pay for it.” “ I can't wait to download the album, directly from the band.” “ Radiohead has gone insane Ten bucks isn ユ t much for a CD but ノ d amn, $80?” Icerocket Neutral Quotes Positive Quotes Negative Quotes

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