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sweetcell

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Thom Yorke releases new album via BitTorrent
« on: September 26, 2014, 11:51:18 am »
Radiohead's Thom Yorke releases new album 'Tomorrow's Modern Boxes' ? hear first track now
Album is available via BitTorrent to bypass "the self elected gate-keepers", says Yorke
http://www.nme.com/news/radiohead/80010

$6 @ http://tomorrowsmodernboxes.com/

interesting approach to buying direct from artists.
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Re: Thom Yorke releases new album via BitTorrent
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2014, 12:56:10 pm »
Lame song titles

    SIDE A
    a brain in a bottle
    guess again!
    interference
    the mother lode
    SIDE B
    truth ray
    there is no ice (for my drink)
    pink section
    nose grows some


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Re: Thom Yorke releases new album via BitTorrent
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2014, 01:24:58 pm »
I am loving it.

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Re: Thom Yorke releases new album via BitTorrent
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2014, 08:51:56 am »
The "song" I've been hearing on the radio is just heinous.

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Re: Thom Yorke releases new album via BitTorrent
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2014, 02:34:41 pm »
Thom Yorke's BitTorrent release had over a million downloads in six days
http://www.engadget.com/2014/10/03/thom-yorke-bittorrent-download/

... but we don't know how many of those are just the free bundle, vs. the paid one.

regardless, the economics are better for the artists:

"BitTorrent confirmed to Billboard following Tomorrow's Modern Boxes' release that the company will receive 10% of the money from Yorke's sales -- 5% less than BandCamp or BandPage and far less than iTunes' 30% cut." (from http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6273848/thom-yorke-bittorrent-tomorrows-modern-boxes-1-million-sales-downloads)
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Re: Thom Yorke releases new album via BitTorrent
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2014, 03:05:03 pm »
The "song" I've been hearing on the radio is just heinous.
Which song was that?  I dig the whole album and have listened to it at least four times so far.   

Are you a Radiohead fan who only likes the pre-Kid A output?

And why "song" in "quotes"?  Because it didn't fit into your definition of a "song"?  There is not one specific way to compose music.  There is no list of items that need to be in a track to consider it a "song" or "not" a "song".