Muse praise Radiohead name-your-own-price release

Records companies are becoming useless, claims Dom Howard

Muse have applauded Radiohead’s pay-want-you-want release for ’In Rainbows’ claiming the move will make record labels useless.

The Oxford band allowed fans to decide how much they wanted to pay for the download release of their last album, for a limited time. A physical CD is released on December 31.

Dominic Howard, drummer with the Devon trio, praised Thom Yorke and co for daring to be different, declaring that the move could spell big changes for the music industry.


“They’re (Radiohead) unsigned which means they are in a different position to us, so they can do whatever the hell they want it’s cool they did,” he told The Mirror.

“Bands are constantly thinking of the best ways to release music and a band like that doing it on their own shakes up the record companies and helps them realise that they are gradually becoming more and more useless,” added Howard.

“It’s a great time for music and a great time for bands, but not for the record companies.”

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