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Radiohead Stuns With Anthem for WWI Vet
 Radiohead Stuns With 
 Anthem for WWI Vet 

Radiohead Stuns With Anthem for WWI Vet

(Newser) - Radiohead made waves when they let fans download their last album for whatever price they wanted, yet a new online-only track has been released in the past week to far less fanfare. "Harry Patch (In Memory Of)" commemorates the last British veteran of World War I, who died last...

Radiohead on Miley 'Feud': Grow Up

Band responds to her threat to 'ruin them'

(Newser) - The members of Radiohead don't seem too worried about Miley Cyrus' threat to "ruin them" issued after they passed on meeting her at the Grammys, MTV reports. "When Miley grows up, she'll learn not to have such a sense of entitlement," the band told Us Weekly. Hannah...

Miley Vows to 'Ruin' Radiohead After Snub

Band's refusal to say hello has starlet fuming

(Newser) - Rockers Radiohead aren’t huge Hannah Montana fans, the Daily Mirror reports. Miley Cyrus tells a Portland radio station she’s bent after the band snubbed her at the Grammy Awards. “My manager asked and said, you know, ‘Miley, she’s really obsessed and she’d really like...

Krauss, Plant Win Big at Grammys

Telecast short on awards, long on performances

(Newser) - Alison Krauss and Robert Plant boasted the highest number of Grammys last night, grabbing five awards, including honors for Album of the Year for Raising Sand, E! reports. Other big winners included Lil Wayne, who scooped up four Grammys, and Coldplay, which snagged three awards, including one for Best Rock...

Lil Wayne Grabs 8 Grammy Nominations

Coldplay comes in second with 7, including one for album of the year

(Newser) - Lil Wayne led the field at the Grammy nominations last night, AP reports. The rapper's eight nominations included one for album of the year for Tha Carter III—the first album to go platinum in its debut week since 2005. Coldplay came in second with seven nominations, which also included...

Rockers Form Group to Fight for Rights

Coalition aims to give UK bards more control over copyright

(Newser) - Dozens of British rock stars have joined together to form an organization that seeks more control over the music they create, the Guardian reports. The manifesto of the Featured Artists' Coalition calls for bands to have much more say over copyright—one of the issues that spurred founding members Radiohead...

Music Biz Can't Dodge Piracy: Study
Music Biz
Can't Dodge Piracy: Study

Music Biz Can't Dodge Piracy: Study

It's time to embrace 'incredibly popular' sites, say authors

(Newser) - Offering fans cheap online access to music doesn't make a dent in illegal downloads, a new study of Radiohead’s latest album shows. Although In Rainbows was released online for whatever fans wanted to pay, it was illegally downloaded millions of times, reports the Financial Times. The study advocates accepting...

Stones Exit EMI, Jump to Universal

Post-1971 catalogue comes with Jagger & Co., who take potshot at now-former label

(Newser) - After the latest skirmish between EMI’s new owner and the recording label’s bands, the Rolling Stones have fled for Universal—in a $15 million deal that includes rights to all Stones releases since 1971. Mick Jagger & Co. knocked EMI on the way out the door, the Times...

Concert Sales Slump as Gas Prices Climb

Pump prices on top of tickets breaking the bank

(Newser) - Soaring gas prices are turning down the volume on ticket sales for this year’s summer tours, Rolling Stone reports. Major festivals like Bonnaroo and Coachella didn’t sell out—a rare occurrence—while top acts like George Michael, Maroon 5, and Stevie Wonder are facing difficulty finding fans. That...

Radiohead Inspires Short-Lived Museum

Tower Records outlet in Tokyo displays rarities from act—but only until tomorrow

(Newser) - A Tokyo music store is turning itself into a Radiohead museum, notes blogger Taeko Saito—but fans have only another day to get there. The Tower Records outlet in Shibuya has rare records and footage on display, and even towels used to wipe the sweat off frontman Thom...

Green Bands Can't Stop Fans From Polluting

Rock armies have to reach the show somehow

(Newser) - It's not easy being a green band. While touring musicians try to cut their carbon footprints with biodiesel buses and recycling, fans wreak environmental havoc, reports Rolling Stone. The venues arena rockers need sit miles outside of city centers, forcing concertgoers to gas up and hit the road. And the...

Radiohead to Fans: Get Animated

Band offers $10K, Cartoon Network exposure for music video

(Newser) - Radiohead is breaking new ground again—this time asking fans to make an animated video for any song on its pay-what-you-want In Rainbows album. The band itself will choose the grand-prize winner, who’ll get $10,000 to animate a full-length version. Would-be competitors have until April 27 to submit...

NIN Nails the Recording Industry
NIN Nails the Recording Industry

NIN Nails the Recording Industry

Trent Reznor's self-released album cements new business model

(Newser) - The early success of Nine Inch Nails' experiment on the Internet may mean that Armageddon is one step closer for the recording industry, writes Tony Sclafani for MSNBC. The industrial rock powerhouse released a new album on its website Sunday without a label's support, and the response has been both...

Nine Inch Nails Releases New Album Online

Ghosts I-IV follows Radiohead-style tiered-pricing model

(Newser) - Nine Inch Nails followed in the Radiohead revolution's footsteps yesterday, self-releasing a 36-track instrumental record online without warning and announcing an elaborate set of pricing options. You can pay nothing and listen to the first nine songs, “100% DRM-free,” and enjoy a pile of extras, Pitchfork Media reports....

Radiohead Album Offered Free Online Tops Charts

'In Rainbows' still popular even after months of free downloads

(Newser) - Rock band Radiohead's new album "In Rainbows" debuted in the No. 1 spot in record sales on Billboard charts this week despite being available for free on the band's website for months. The down side: only 122,000 copies were sold—good but not great—and the release topped...

Most-Traded Music, Movies and TV Shows of 2007

Shop Boyz, Heroes , Resident Evil excite most P2P users

(Newser) - Forget box office numbers and Billboard charts: Wired reveals what people were really into last year by probing the action on peer-to-peer file-sharing networks. The year's most-traded files: Songs:
  1. Shop Boyz, "Party Like A Rock Star"
  2. Akon, "I Wanna Luv U"
  3. Sean Kingston, "Beautiful Girls"
  1. Resident

Radiohead to Webcast Show on New Year's Eve

Tech-savvy group celebrates 'new' CD

(Newser) - Radiohead will celebrate the CD release of its buzz-generating new album In Rainbows by streaming a pre-recorded concert on its website at midnight on New Year’s Eve. The band broke new ground by first releasing the album online under a pay-what-you-want formula. The New Year's Eve show will include...

Blood Makes Critics Swoon
Blood Makes Critics Swoon

Blood Makes Critics Swoon

Oil film impresses with strong performances

(Newser) - There’s no avoiding it: There Will Be Blood is another long, “indie-flavored, male-centric American art film,” says Variety’s Todd McCarthy. But the “boldly and magnificently strange” flick still has critics enthralled. Following an unsavory and maybe unhinged oil tycoon’s rise to power, the film...

2 Music Pioneers Talk Shop
2 Music Pioneers Talk Shop

2 Music Pioneers Talk Shop

David Byrne and Thom Yorke like modern access to audiences

(Newser) - David Byrne and Thom Yorke don’t have much of anything nice to say about record labels, but they’re both excited about the contemporary musician’s access to audiences. The famous frontman from Talking Heads interviews the Radiohead impresario for Wired, and the latter says it was an “...

Radiohead: Pioneers of the New Music Industry

On In Rainbows : a business watershed

(Newser) - Born of a “stoned philosophical conversation about the value of music,” Radiohead’s voluntary-pay download arrangement for its In Rainbows album has, the New York Times argues, made 2007 a watershed for the music industry. This year saw the creation of the music star free agent, as Radiohead...

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