Published Oct 04, 2007Radiohead will sign a proper record deal with an actual existing label to release new album In Rainbows. The band's managers Chris Hutton and Brice Edge spoke with BBC Radio 4 about their plans to release their seventh album next week. On the program Today, Hutton revealed: "Yes, absolutely. We've got about seven days to sort it out. We tend to fly by the seat of our pants. The band think they [are] incredibly proud of this record and feel that it deserves to be brought into the mass marketplace. That's why we need a record company who have that infrastructure to deliver the CD."
They also spoke out about the band's unique decision to release the album, via a pay-what-you-want download service. "It's just another way of doing things," said Hutton. "Hopefully it will motivate artists and record labels to think about things a lot more and not accept the status quo. The wonderful [thing] is that the consumer can decide how much a download is worth. I'm not sure how much just a digital download is worth. I'm not sure 79p - the iTunes price - is the right price."
Edge added: "We're prepared to take a risk. If your music is great, people will then pay for it."
NME.com has an exclusive two-part interview with Thom Yorke and Colin Greenwood, discussing In Rainbows.
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