British singer LILY ALLEN has slammed RADIOHEAD for allowing fans to choose
their own price when paying to download their latest album.
The rockers amazed the music industry last month (Oct07) when they released
new disc In Rainbows as a digital download – and let listeners pay what they
But Allen claims the move makes it difficult for up-and-coming bands to
compete – because Radiohead can always go out and make a fortune on tour.
She says, “It’s arrogant for them to give their music away for free – they’ve
got millions of pounds. It sends a weird message to younger bands who haven’t
done as well.
“You don’t choose how to pay for eggs. Why should it be different for music?”