This is not related to gaming at all, but its important nonetheless. In case you didn’t already know, Radiohead has released a new album. Its available for download from their website. You name your price for the download. Yes, “zero” is an option for the price.
I really want to support this kind of activity by artists. I like cutting out distributors entirely from the creative process, except in situations where they are actually needed. For music, which everyone buys in digitial form anyway, there’s no reason to pay $20 for an album so the artist can get $1 from it. That system screws everyone but the distributor.
I’m also excited that a huge band like Radiohead is doing this. You may remember Radiohead from hearing about their album “Ok Computer” which was hailed by Spin magazine as the best album in 20 years.
If you haven’t heard of Radiohead, but you like music, you might want to give them a listen. They’re one of the biggest rock bands in the world, and have consistently set records in terms of concert attendance.
You can get the album here.