Radiohead

Yes, my last.fm profile is filled with Radiohead’s new album, In Rainbows.

Go, get their album: www.inrainbows.com, it’s available for download, legally, for free. Just put £0.00 for the price you are willing to pay. I’m gonna go back later and give them some money for this excellent album, and more importantly excellent way of distributing music.

Oasis, Jamiroquai and Madonna are ready to jump ship, while the Nine Inch Nails are already free agents.

I’m really hoping that 2008 heralds the death knell for the RIAA, either by bands walking out on them or the RIAA beating themselves to death. Picking on single mothers earning < £18,000 a year doesn’t really help your image or cause.

Artists now know that they can sell their music on the internet for a far higher personal gain than using the greedy RIAA members, whilst actually treating their fans as the reason they can keep making music, instead of cash cows to be milked for all they’re worth.

Now, if only we could get a similar revolution spinning in the Western world as a whole on climate change, poverty, AIDs and the environment.