Friday, October 12, 2007

Report: Charlatans, Oasis, Jamiroquai Consider Radiohead-Type Releases

Three popular acts not currently signed to a label -- Charlatans, Oasis and Jamiroquai -- are considering offering upcoming releases for free or allowing fans to decide on the price they pay, reported, citing industry sources.
Take our Poll: Which band will have the most success with the Free Music Experiment?Radiohead's seventh album "In Rainbows" went on sale exclusively from the band's website, with the band allowing consumers to determine a price they pay for the download; an $80 special edition is also on sale, which includes bonus CDs, the album on vinyl and a booklet. The Charlatans recently partnered with radio station XFM to offer their upcoming album for free through the station's website."We want 'the people' to own the music and we want the artist i.e. us, to own the copyright," said Charlatans singer Tim Burgess. "Why let a record company get in the way of the people getting the music? We reckon the people who listen to Xfm are the people who love The Charlatans and we're excited at releasing our forthcoming singles and tenth studio album online free of charge through" Another label-less U.K. band, Oasis, has already announced plans to offer an upcoming single for download for 99 pence (about $2.00). Article

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