New Radiohead and R.E.M. at a Nice Price

In case you missed it, Radio­head released today its new album In Rain­bows. What makes the album remark­able, in part, is how it’s being dis­trib­uted. Buy­ers can go straight to the Radio­head web site (it’s not avail­able on iTunes) and down­load the album as DRM-free MP3s. And, what is more, they can decide for them­selves how much they’re will­ing to pay for the album. You can pay as much or as lit­tle as you want. That makes the new album pret­ty much qual­i­fy as a piece of “open cul­ture.” (If you get it, please let us know in the com­ments how much you paid out. We’d be curi­ous to know.)

Next up, REM. They’re releas­ing a live album next week (22 tracks record­ed in album), but you can stream the whole album for free on Rhap­sody right now, and the qual­i­ty is nice and high. Source: Rolling Stone.

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