What do you think of Radiohead and NIN leaving their Labels?

Do you think the internet will work out for them? Both have enough past earning to fund tours on their own... Obviously this won't happen immediatly or in the next few years but do you think more Rock bands are going to the route of Selling albums themselves or through indie labels ? All the big major media outlets have basically quit on rock , (music channels, ALOT of radio stations, weekly music programs, loads of national magazines) which were big reasons alot of bands signed with labels. The most important reason was studio time, but now that computers and software is SO cheap... what's the point of signing with a label that pretty much is going to do everything nowadays you can do yourself, and do just as good a job..

Asked By: Undead - 10/11/2007
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I think Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails can pull it off for themselves, but it's because they each have a certain longevity and cache that very few acts have. I still wonder if it will hurt the overall album sales. I answered a question like this yesterday and like I said then, I'm a reasonably big Radiohead fan and I... More
Answered By: Prof. Anger - 10/11/2007
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i like money too
Answered By: big bill - 10/11/2007
as far as NIN i think Trent is really not so concerned about making money as he is making his fans happy. his albums have always been on the cheap side, and if you check out the NIN webpage, he actually encourages people to stream or down load his music. ive seen a clip from a concert where hes asking the fans in... More
Answered By: christinlapasfin - 10/11/2007
Like I said yesterday, the main reason to stay with a label is for the distribution. These guys are the ones that get the albums into the FYEs and Wal-Marts of the world, and they do it at a fraction of the cost. The labels also pay for all those necessary things like studio time, tour promotion, production fees, etc... More
Answered By: jmikep69 - 10/11/2007
I hope it works out, record company executives are notorious weasels and thieves ('have a cigar' Pink Floyd). Down loads already outsell Cd's, so it might be a safe bet... More
Answered By: Droopy Dog - 10/11/2007
The thing about a Label now days is publicity. Other than that... then yeah, good music can go solo.
Answered By: tigresavalialvi - 10/11/2007
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