Radiohead new album: band start gearing up for download

Thom Yorke and co e-mail 'In Rainbows' info to fans

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Radiohead have sent an e-mail out to fans who have registered to buy their new album, ‘In Rainbows’, tomorrow morning (October 10).

As previously reported on NME.COM, the band have shocked the music industry by releasing the album as a download, with fans choosing how much to pay for the album.

The e-mail states that tomorrow morning fans will be e-mailed an activation code which will take downloaders straight to the album download page.

The e-mail goes on to explain that the album will be downloaded as a 48.4mb ZIP file containing ten MP3s.

The MP3s will not be coded with DRM – software that prevents further copying and e-mailing of digital music files.

This will mean that fans will be able to make as many copies of ‘In Rainbows’ as they want, and e-mail files to friends.

Check back on NME.COM tomorrow morning at 10:00 BST for the first track-by-track guide to the new Radiohead album.

Read NME.COM’s brief history of Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Phil Selway, Colin Greenwood and Ed O’Brien from their days as On A Friday to Radiohead’s release of 'In Rainbows'

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