Thom Yorke: End is Nigh for the Music Industry
The machine is dead. Long live InternetDJ!
It has been discovered that in a new school text book
, Thom Yorke gives some keen advice to aspiring new musicians. "When the corporate industry dies it will be no great loss to the world. So, I guess I would say, don't tie yourself to the sinking ship because, believe me, it's sinking."
Not only does he give sound advice, he and Radiohead live by it. They were signed to EMI for 12 years until they cut ties in 2007 to release In Rainbows from their own website. Radiohead are currently working on new material, but nothing has been said regarding future distribution.
Mr. Yorke goes on to mention that bandmate Ed O'Brien strongly feels that "...it's simply a matter of time - months rather than years - before the music business establishment completely folds."
Our position on the Music Industry has been clear for 13 years, we continue to maintain and grow InternetDJ as a profitable music distribution and artist development community. For our perspective, read Tales From The Music Biz: Going Pro