Say That Again

by Mike Masnick

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file sharing, radiohead

Radiohead's Manager: File Sharing Should Be Legal; It's Great For Music

from the so-there-you-go dept

This probably isn't much of a surprise given Radiohead's well-publicized experiment with letting fans "pay what you want" for its last album, but the band's manager has now said that he thinks file sharing should be legal (sent in by Ruby), noting:
"We believe file-sharing by peer-to-peer should be legalised. The sharing of music where it is not for profit is a great thing for culture and music."
Compare that to, say, Paul McGuinness, the manager of U2, who has been going on and on about how pretty much everyone other than the music industry (i.e., users, ISPs, Apple, software companies) is to blame for file sharing, and they should all be kicked off the internet if they don't pay up.

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    MadJo, 6 May 2009 @ 4:34pm

    Re: Re:

    And he came out of nowhere.

    Not to say that it will work like that for every artists, but clearly JoCo did not need a record label to gain traction.

    If it's quality, it will often come floating to the top.

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