Radiohead Disputes Numbers

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“Earlier this week, comScore noted that 62 percent of fans paid nothing for the album, an option offered by the band. But those figures were not based on figures from the band, and Radiohead called the information “wholly inaccurate” in a statement issued Thursday. “The figures quoted by the company comScore Inc. are wholly inaccurate and in no way reflect definitive market intelligence or, indeed, the true success of the project,” the group said.”


Radiohead Fans, 62% Paid Nothing

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“Just 38 percent of Radiohead fans paid for the latest album, according to data recently supplied by comScore. The band allowed fans to name their price for the downloadable release, In Rainbows, a closely-watched experiment. While most fans grabbed the album for nothing, a significant percentage paid modest amounts. According to the data, 17 percent paid an average of $4 for the album, while 12 percent paid between $8 and $12.”

Radiohead Rumours

The New York Times is reporting about Radiohead that they are “close to signing a series of deals to release its next album independently and leave the major record companies behind. The band is expected to market the album internationally through the British label XL Recordings, according to people briefed on the band’s plans.”

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Radiohead Numbers

Reports vary somewhat on the results of the Radiohead “name your own price” experiment. The Seminal offers that Radiohead sold about $10 million-worth of downloads, and that the average price paid per album was anywhere from $6-$8 resulting in revenue anywhere from $6-10 Million dollars. However many people still got the downloads from P2P and or BitTorrent, preferring not to regester and or use a credit card for the nominal credit card transaction fee, ( the c.c. fee was charged even if you set your price to free.)

Radiohead is not officially disclosing numbers.