If you’ve never listened to Radiohead, I suggest you give them a try. Over the last 15 years or so, they have been constantly re-thinking the music genres of the time. Somewhere in between rock, pop, and electronica, their sound has evolved over time to become something surprising for every release.
After their last record deal expired, rather than signing with another label, they decided to go independent, flipping the record industries “norm” right on its head. They released their latest album, “In Rainbows” on their website for anyone to download for the price of their own choosing. You could pay nothing, $5, or $50 if you wanted. It was an instant sucess… the day of the release, their website crashed due to an enormous amount of users trying to download the album.
More recently, they’ve taken another step in the direction of changing the way music is done today. You can now download each little piece (“stems”) of their new songs, “Reckoner” and “Nude”, remix them at your will, and re-upload them to their website www.radioheadremix.com. Users can now create the song they wish Radiohead would make using tunes provided by the band. Its a revolutionary and innovative look into the future of music that has infinate possibilities.