December 9, 2007

NYTimes - Sums Up 2007 with a Great Radiohead Story

The article speaks for itself, and is worth your time to read. Interesting is the estimate that the average price paid for "In Rainbows" - Radiohead's pay what you want on-line album - was $2.26. That is about TWICE as much as what a successful artist would make under a traditional (i.e., major label) royalties deal.

OTCS must wonder, who is paying $80.00 for the physical set? Yes, it includes artwork, another disc, and vinyl...but won't the extra-disc end up on the Internet? Won't the artwork be available somewhere? And vinyl, isn't it just a novelty these days?

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