Radiohead Close to Record Deal

Radiohead Close to Record Deal
Although they’ve racked up impressive sales for their online-only independent release of In Rainbows, Radiohead are now reportedly close to signing a series of deals to release the aforementioned album independently and leave their major label past in the dust. In North America, Thom Yorke and his mates are looking to sign with ATO Records, owned by Coran Capshaw, manager for the Dave Matthews Band. The plan thus far is to release In Rainbows on CD next year through ATO, in conjunction with Side One Recordings. Meanwhile XL Recordings, which put out Yorke’s The Eraser last year, will handle international marketing of the albm. This unique deal will let Radiohead keep ownership of their recording while licensing the album for a specific period of time.

In other news, iTunes are reportedly selling Radiohead's music without consent. The digital music store and Radiohead have had their problems in the past concerning the issue of selling individual tracks. One of the band’s older recordings, "My Iron Lung” from 1994, was repeatedly posted online without authorisation and is currently on sale. There is no doubt that a response from Radiohead’s legal authorities are being prepared imminently.

Radiohead "Weird Fishes/Arpeggi”