Wednesday, December 19, 2007

David Byrne and Thom Yorke on the Real Value of Music

An interesting interview between David Byrne (Talking heads) and Thom Yorke (Radiohead) about the music business. Interesting in part because of Radiohead's business model of putting their latest compilation of songs online for download, and allowing people to download at will, paying only what they wanted. CNN said this was dumb, but see the comments from the interview below:

David Byrne and Thom Yorke on the Real Value of Music:
"Byrne: Are you making money on the download of In Rainbows?

Yorke: In terms of digital income, we've made more money out of this record than out of all the other Radiohead albums put together, forever — in terms of anything on the Net. And that's nuts. It's partly due to the fact that EMI wasn't giving us any money for digital sales. All the contracts signed in a certain era have none of that stuff."

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