Jim Carroll

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There was gold at the end of the Rainbow after all

A year or so after The Day The World Changed Forever Because A Rock Band Gave Away Their Album For Free, music publishers Warner Chappell have came up with the first details about exactly how well Radiohead did from their …

Thu, Oct 16, 2008, 12:57

   

A year or so after The Day The World Changed Forever Because A Rock Band Gave Away Their Album For Free, music publishers Warner Chappell have came up with the first details about exactly how well Radiohead did from their “In Rainbows” venture. Three million sales – that’s a lot of Yorkies.

I would say that the Music Ally analysis will make for interesting reading for every band with an established audience thinking about doing a Radiohead in the next while. And for bands without an established audience built up by releasing a number of albums thanks to the largesse and patience of a major label? Uhm, er, ah, ugh, doh etc. Yeah, no change there.