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Radiohead hides ZX Spectrum proggie in OK Computer re-release

Rock deities Radiohead have snuck a program for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum into a re-release of their seminal 1997 album “OK Computer”. Dubbed “OKNOTOK”, the re-release can be had as £100/US$130/€120 boxed edition that includes three vinyl records, books galore and “a C90 cassette mix tape compiled by us, taken from OK COMPUTER …
Simon Sharwood, 17 Jul 2017

Radiohead vid prompts Trumpton rumpus

Brit band Radiohead have got the good burghers of Middle England choking on their breakfast cereal with the video for single Burn the Witch, which reinvents an idyllic English village as a dark rural enclave of "paganism and sacrificial murder". A still from Burn The Witch, showing a pagan ritual Burn The Witch: Paganism and …
Lester Haines, 16 May 2016
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Spotify strikes back at Radiohead - but artists are still angry

Earlier this week Thom Yorke sparked widespread debate over the rates Spotify pays artists by pulling his music from the streaming service as a gesture of protest. Spotify has now replied to artists upset by its chickenfeed payouts. A spokesperson for the streaming service told trade mag Music Week that “we're still in the …
Andrew Orlowski, 17 Jul 2013
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Anti-censorship Radiohead tap into online Chinese market

Radiohead have launched their own microblog in China, even though the British band oppose the country's human rights and censorship policies. Associated Press reported yesterday that the rock group had created a page on the Twitter-like "weibo" website, which is run by Chinese online media outfit Sina Corp. So far, Radiohead …
Kelly Fiveash, 4 Jul 2011
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Radiohead surprises fans with early online album release

Radiohead has once again broken music industry convention, this time by releasing digital versions of its eagerly awaited studio album a day earlier than promised. The eighth album from Britain's favorite navel gazers is titled The King of Limbs and offers almost 38 minutes worth of the experimental electronic loops, bleeps, …
Dan Goodin, 19 Feb 2011
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Radiohead goes out on a limb with 'newspaper album'

Radiohead have declared their new album The King Of Limbs will be available for fans to download for between £6 and £9 depending on the format from Saturday 19 February. Separately, the Oxford group, whose last studio effort In Rainbows was released in 2007, will spin out what Radiohead have described as a "newspaper album". …
Kelly Fiveash, 14 Feb 2011
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Harvard Prof. praises 'file-sharing Radiohead'

Has Charlie Nesson been at the magic mushrooms again? The hippy head of the Berkman Center, the influential New Age techno-utopian think tank that's attached to Harvard Law School, wants to enlist Radiohead in his fight against the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Nesson, a long-time opponent of creator's …
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Radiohead and chums demand copyright 'fair play'

A pop stars' pressure group has called for copyright in sound recordings to be extended beyond the current 50-year term, but has said that artists should be given control of the copyright after 50 years. The European Commission and European Parliament are debating proposals to extend the period of protection for sound …
OUT-LAW.COM, 3 Apr 2009
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Robbie Williams, Billy Bragg et al say downloads aren't illegal

A lobby group consisting of well-known UK musicians has argued that individuals should not be prosecuted for downloading illegal music from the interwebs. The Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) was stitched together last autumn and is made up of 140 or so of Blighty’s rock and pop stars including Blur drummer Dave Rowntree, …
Kelly Fiveash, 12 Mar 2009
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Right-on Radiohead - the union busters?

The internet has been great for millionaire music performers and amateurs - it's everyone else in between who gets screwed. Now we have Radiohead's publisher Warner Chappell helping confirm the trend. The publisher's head of business affairs Jane Dyball has divulged some information on the band's "name your own price" offer last …
Andrew Orlowski, 17 Oct 2008
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Millions chose torrents over Radiohead's own site - survey

At least 2.3 million people preferred to download Radiohead's In Rainbows from torrent sites rather than the band's own site, a survey this week reports, even though the cost was the same: Zero. The band has kept the "official" In Rainbows download figures a closely-guarded secret, but the research suggests that over 400,000 …
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Gov ready to drop Gowers?

Is the Government edging away from the recommendations made in the Gowers Report? The British music business seems to think so - based on perceived nudges and winks from the new Culture Secretary Andy Burnham. Burnham addressed the Annual General Meeting of the non-profit collection society the PPL yesterday - but your reporter …

Why have Radiohead broken copyright activists' hearts?

Analysis As you may have heard earlier today, Radiohead's Thom Yorke says the band won't be repeating the band's digital deal which allowed users to download a version of its most recent album for free. "I don’t think it would have the same significance now anyway, if we chose to give something away again," he said, describing it as a …
Andrew Orlowski, 30 Apr 2008
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Gene Simmons blames college kids for ruining music biz

Music pirates have made a powerfully bitter enemy of Gene Simmons, bass guitarist for the 1970s band Kiss. In a recent interview with Billboard, Simmons curmudgeonly blames "college kids" for the "mess" the record industry is in, and blasted artists like Radiohead and Trent Reznor for seeking a different businesses model to …
Austin Modine, 16 Nov 2007

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