Tag: thom yorke

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Radiohead’s lesson from In Rainbows: ‘People value music’

Radiohead’s decision to sell their 2007 album ‘In Rainbows’ directly to fans with a ‘pay-what-you-want’ model is still regularly misunderstood as a ‘giveaway’. Yes, fans could choose to pay nothing, but the...
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Thom Yorke’s new album to get its own Netflix short-film

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke has announced details of his new album, ‘Anima’, which comes out digitally next week (27 June) ahead of a physical release on 19 July. One fun aspect: Yorke has become one of the first (and quite...
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Thom Yorke on YouTube: ‘It’s like what the Nazis did…’

Inappropriate comparison of the day – and quite possibly of the year – comes from Thom Yorke, whose latest interview included criticism of YouTube that escalated from an explanation of why he uses ad-blocking software. “They...
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BBC launches a Doctor Who BitTorrent bundle

BitTorrent has worked with a number of independent musicians over the past couple of years with its bundle initiative, but last week it secured its biggest coup yet – a TV show. Doctor Who, to be precise, as the BBC worked...
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Thom Yorke launched his latest album on Bandcamp

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...
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BitTorrent opens up its paygates to all artists

BitTorrent opened up its Bundles platform to creators of all stripes earlier this year, but now it’s also making its new ‘paygate’ feature – as debuted by Thom Yorke recently – to any artist too. As with Yorke’s...
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Thom Yorke’s BitTorrent bundle reaches 1.1m downloads

The BitTorrent bundle release of Thom Yorke’s Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes is transparent in one metric: the number of times the bundle has been downloaded. This morning, it stands at 1.1m, which sounds like impressive...
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Thom Yorke’s BitTorrent bundle nearing 700k downloads

Well, a lot of people have listened to at least one Thom Yorke track this week. Downloads of the BitTorrent bundle for his new Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes albums stood at 694.2k this morning as we wrote the Bulletin, four...
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Thom Yorke: BitTorrent takes aim at major labels, Spotify and U2

We wrote on Friday about Thom Yorke's decision to put his new album out through BitTorrent – the most high-profile artist partnership for that company so far, and the first to use its "pay-gate" feature to charge for an...
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Thom Yorke’s new album is being distributed via BitTorrent

Now THIS is interesting. Thom Yorke is about to release a new solo album, Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, and he'll be using BitTorrent as the distribution mechanism. The launch announcement just came out this afternoon, co-signed...
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Radiohead debut new music in their PolyFauna app

Radiohead released their PolyFauna iOS and Android app this February: a trippy interactive experience based on sounds and images from their The King of Limbs album. Now, though, it seems the app is enjoying a second life:...
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Music Ally Report 331 – Moby Click

Lead: artists such as Thom Yorke and David Byrne are putting the boot into the likes of Spotify but Moby is taking a more measured (almost Zen) approach to it all. He tells us why focusing too much on monetisation right now...