Thom Yorke tells students the music business will fold within ‘months’

Radiohead man admits that it will be 'no great loss to the world'

Thom Yorke has revealed that he thinks it’s “only a matter of months” until the collapse of the mainstream music business.

In an interview for a new high school textbook, The Rax Active Citizen Toolkit, the Radiohead man claims that the music industry is dying, reports

“[It’ll be] only a matter of time,” Yorke says. “Months rather than years before the music business establishment completely folds.”

Advising aspiring musicians not to tie themselves to such a “sinking ship”, Yorke adds that the fall of the music business will be “no great loss to the world”.

The textbook, which is due out on July 1 and is written by Jamie Kelsey, also features interviews with Ms Dynamite and broadcaster Jon Snow, and is aimed at helping 15 and 16-year-olds become more politically literate.