After the whole "boycotting Spotify" thing, Forbes took a look at the math behind Spotify royalties and came to the conclusion that they're better than terrestrial radio -- in fact about 16 times better. They also get a little cynical at the news that Thom and Atoms for Peace have helped launch a new live music streaming service just a few days after criticising Spotify, but I'm more interested in if we should be comparing streaming services to radio plays or purchased rates. Given that you don't "own" the music you stream, I'm more inclined to side with the idea that it's closer to a radio play (and should be compensated as such), but I think those rates need to be higher as well....
Having thought they were subverting the corporate music industry with In Rainbows, he now fears they were inadvertently playing into the hands of Apple and Google and the rest. "They have to keep commodifying things to keep the share price up, but in doing so they have made all content, including music and newspapers, worthless, in order to make their billions. And this is what we want? I still think it will be undermined in some way. It doesn’t make sense to me. Anyway, All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace. The commodification of human relationships through social networks. Amazing!"
WatchBrian Marquis' full set from the final date of the Acoustic Basement Tour in the replies. He performs Radiohead and Jawbreaker covers, a new song and more. Footage from the other acts on the tour will be posted throughout the week.
The Westboro Baptist "Church" protests everyone. It's basically their shtick. Pick something popular, protest it, pretend to be outraged, get people riled up ... profit. So, the news that they're "protesting" Radiohead isn't really that surprising. Douchechilll.
Radiohead fansite AtEaseWeb has posted about two new Radiohead demos that have surfaced, reportedly recorded in their On A Friday period before Jonny Greenwood joined the band and before they renamed the group Radiohead.
Radiohead will release the previously unavailable tracks "The Daily Mail" and "Staircase" on December 19th. Both tracks were recorded as part of the "The King Of Limbs - From The Basement" session, filmed earlier this year, and can be pre-ordered now.