The Times Online writes that Radiohead, having left EMI, is self-releasing its new album on its Web site as a digital download - and leaving the price up to the consumer. The Times does not note that the same album will be for sale in a physical format as well, at a predetermined price - £40 - and with lots of goodies.
Radiohead's bold new move is a challenge to what many consider the moribund strategy of the record labels, and clearly underlies the difference between music per se and the added value of packaging.
They are relatively good but absolutely terrible. -- Alan Kay, commenting on Apollos