You’re on notice, music industry: Thom Yorke can see the end from here.
If his music is any indication, Thom Yorke’s not exactly possessed of the most optimistic mind-set, but the Radiohead singer may be onto something when he says that the record industry as we know it is about to implode. The Atlantic Wire does some reality-testing on this thesis in a Wednesday dispatch. —KA
The Atlantic Wire:
When Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke expresses an opinion about the music industry, it’s worth listening. His band, after all, pioneered the “pay what you want” model for major artists selling music online (a model that has since spread to the masses on sites like Bandcamp.com). So when he told an interviewer that the record industry was going to “completely fold” in the coming months, people took note.