Monday, November 26, 2007
After Radiohead, Courtney Love & My Bloody Valentine
Everyone knows the impact that Radiohead have in the music industry when they released and practically offered their latest album "In Rainbows" over the official Radiohead website for free or for a money quantity that the users like to pay!
So after this big punch on the music industry, another artists are thinking on doind the same. Last week Courtney said that she want to do the same with her new songs...
Now "My Bloody Valentine are the latest act to be contemplating a "Radiohead style" download release of their new album. The band are currently working on their first long player since 1991's 'Loveless' and it seems they've been inspired by Thom Yorke and co.
Their manager Vinita Joshi told Billboard: "At the moment, all I can say is that Kevin (Shields) is getting the band back together and they will go into the studio next month to work on the new record.
"The plan is that they will release the album themselves via the Internet, but there will also probably be a vinyl release." However, she added that MBV are unlikely to follow Radio head's 'pay what you like' stance for the download." "text from antimusic.com"
By the way, read this recent words of Thom Yorke about this happenings:
"In an interview with BBC Radio 6 personality Steve Lamacq Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke let the world know the band's grand scheme with their donation-based sale of their recent opus In Rainbows: there was none.
Contrary to what seemed to be the case, the band had no plans of turning the industry on it's head as many analysts and bloggers speculated. It seems it was an idea thought up by their management who were reticent to sign a contract without a finished record.
The band kept the plan close to themselves with Yorke keeping even his wife in the dark about it and compares the move to leaking the album themselves, only allowing some profit to be made." Text from antimusic.com
So what will be the next? :)