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Is Radiohead Starting A Revolution?

Posted by - 09:33 AM on 10/15/07
The Wall Street Journal doesn't think so.

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09:57 AM on 10/15/07
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alright.
10:06 AM on 10/15/07
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Bands & fans alike who follow Radiohead will and are loving what they are doing. They are bringing integity back into the industry. There's only one problem with this and like the article said, what do small bands do when labels are gone? Hypothetically, say this idea goes through the industry as a whole, and labels start to deteriorate...small bands will never get their boosted shot at getting their name out there fully. The only thing I can think of is in some 30 or 40 years, after all of todays bands are finished recording, will there be such music as there is today? Or will there be a lack there of?

Anyone else?
10:08 AM on 10/15/07
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Radiohead are great musicians. Smart business men. IDK about revolution. They are definitely pushing established artists to be less reliant on labels though. it'll be interesting to watch.
10:10 AM on 10/15/07
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Finally someone in journalism wrote a realistic article regarding the Radiohead distribution method without claiming it as the death of the record label.
10:22 AM on 10/15/07
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the wall street journal doesn't think
10:22 AM on 10/15/07
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radiohead is dominant.
10:30 AM on 10/15/07
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i don't see it as being the death of the record label, per se. however, i do believe that once bands get very well-known and established that you will see less of a utilization for record labels and more solitary distribution similar to radiohead's.
10:41 AM on 10/15/07
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i think it might be the start. unsure at the moment. but definitely a great idea to change how things are going to go from now on
10:41 AM on 10/15/07
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i still need to download this.
10:45 AM on 10/15/07
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the wall street journal doesn't think
Wall Street Journal is the best paper out there.
10:55 AM on 10/15/07
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I didn't know Captain Obvious had got a job at the Wall Street Journal.

Better than the Captain Dumba**'s that are at every single other publication out there claiming that this completely proves Record Labels are now irrelevant.
10:56 AM on 10/15/07
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1.2 million downloads in two days.
.33 didnt pay anything.
Let's say everyone else paid one dollar.

They made approximately $792,000 in two days.
That's a lot of money.

Let's say they make 1 dollar of an actual cd sale.
Let's say they sale 500 thousand records in a month.
They make 500000 dollars.

792,000 in two days>500,000 in a month.
11:05 AM on 10/15/07
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1.2 million downloads in two days.
.33 didnt pay anything.
Let's say everyone else paid one dollar.

They made approximately $792,000 in two days.
That's a lot of money.

Let's say they make 1 dollar of an actual cd sale.
Let's say they sale 500 thousand records in a month.
They make 500000 dollars.

792,000 in two days>500,000 in a month.


Cool, but that is from a band with a HUGE following. Imagine much smaller bands releasing their music in the same way. 10,000 copies by your logic would earn them 7,500, which might barely cover studio costs. Factor in the fact that no promotion other than what the band can produce will be done, and it is not looking good for small bands.

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