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Radiohead, how much did you pay?


October 19, 2007 10:32 PM PST

Well we have had some time to let the dust settle from Radiohead's internet release of In Rainbows. Unfortunately the dust seems to have been replaced by fog. After the initial hype followed by the swamped servers and lousy web site some have proclaimed it a huge success while others describe it as a hard learned lesson that people still prefer bittorrent. I figure it this way, the people that want to 'steal' music will do it no matter what, but for those fans that are willing to pay the band gets all the money rather than a record label. Seems like a win to me. What do you think?

Comments (3)
Paul, October 19, 2007 11:47 PM:

I paid $6. Musicians don't make more than $2 per CD sold, and most make less. This way, they get 3x the cash from me, and I get the music for 2.5x less. Seems fair.

John, October 21, 2007 01:29 PM:

Yeah, I was shooting for $5. But with rounding up the pounds and the transaction fee it worked out to 7 and change.

Mark, October 24, 2007 04:38 PM:

Not a huge Radiohead fan, and for 160kbps of mediocre distribution quality, they get a $1.50 from me. Just about what I would have expected to pay from a certain now-defunct Russian mp3 download service.

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