two addendums to the radiohead post

Two quick notes on the radiohead post:

  • I forgot to mention that as part of the purchase process (buried in the terms of service, no opt-out possible!) you give Radiohead the right to email you. Being smart, I doubt they’ll abuse it much, but that is a cost to you which you may want to factor in to your purchase price.
  • NIN has announced they too are going label-free. At this point, a major band going it alone no longer gets to count as surprising or interesting. What is interesting next is how long it will be before we see a band become ‘major’ without ever signing to a label first. (Relatedly, of course, it will be interesting to see what being ‘major’ means in a post-CD age- mega-million dollar tours? mega-million downloads? Something else altogether?)