> radiohead – “in rainbows” outsells all previous albums…combined!

In Rainbows official cover

‘In Rainbows’ Has Outsold All Our Previous Albums’

So says Thom Yorke of Radiohead in an interview with Wired according to gigwise.com

He also says that the digital sales were:

…nuts! it’s partly due to the fact that EMI wasn’t giving us any money for digital sales. All the contracts signed in a certain era have none of that stuff”

So I wonder what the editors of Fortune think of that?

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One thought on “> radiohead – “in rainbows” outsells all previous albums…combined!

  1. Yes but Thom is only talking about the income they have received from digital sales, not the actual number of physical CD (and other physical formats) sales. Basically when they signed up with EMI many years ago the whole digital thing didn’t exist, so record companies have been able to take the majority of the revenues from these sales since. The gigwise article is misleading, but if you read behind the lines or read the actual Wired article it makes more sense.

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