Thanks to an intrepid UMW Blogger, it was brought to my attention that one of my favorite bands is releasing their new album as a download on October 10. How much will it cost. Well, you name the price. "No really, it’s up to you."
I never really care about how much a record sells by a band. It has no correlation to whether the music is any good or not. However, this will be pure profit going to the band, and it’s up to the listener what that profit is. It’s time to find out whether this free-love, hippy, Internet stuff is really worth anything. I don’t know the details about whether there is any DRM on the digital tracks, but knowing Radiohead, I’m guessing not. So how will that affect piracy? Well, since you CAN type in "0.00" Why would you pirate this?
I just pre-ordered earlier today. I really want to applause Radiohead for doing this, I think they’re onto something. Screw the record companies, let’s pay the artists directly.