When Thom Yorke released ‘Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes’ as a BitTorrent bundle last year, it attracted some criticism due to fans being required to install BitTorrent’s software to download the album. Why didn’t Yorke use Bandcamp, several commentators (including us) wondered? On Boxing Day, he did exactly that, launching a Bandcamp page with the album plus an exclusive new track – ‘You Wouldn’t Like Me When I’m Angry’ – to buy.  “@BandCamp less technical for some peeps than BitTorrent, and works on Applemobile devices,includes streaming,” explained Yorke in a tweet that day. Better late than never, it was another feather in Bandcamp’s cap in a year that saw its payments to artists increase, and new features including subscriptions and label profiles introduced.

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