Radiohead singer Thom Yorke sells his new solo album via BitTorrent
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has a new album, and it’s available exclusively via BitTorrent. Yorke is the first artist using BitTorrent’s Bundles program to sell downloads, making it a test case for what could be another option for artists to monetize their music or videos.
Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, as the album is called, will cost fans $6, but one of the songs and the music video that goes along with it are free. BitTorrent has been experimenting with artist-authorized downloads for more than two years, but so far has only asked users to give up their email address in order to “unlock” a download.
The Yorke album marks the first time a BitTorrent bundle is actually up for sale; the singer called it “an experiment to see if the mechanics of the system are something the general public can get its head around” in a letter accompanying the…
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