Radiohead have finally surrendered to digital downloads, allowing the Digital7 service to provide MP3s (with decent quality at 320k) of their albums along with B sides and rarities.  The best thing, is that Radiohead have recognised the fact that such a service doesn’t carry the costs of distribution and manufacture of jewel cases, inlay cards etc so have priced the album downloads at £6.99 (~$14).  More about this story can be found here.


This bit of news does raise an interesting opportunity, with artists releasing on one site and not another (unlike record shops where store loyalty doesn’t really exist) is there a case for a search service which can find which sites are selling music for an artist you’re interested in and whether the site includes DRM, iPod/Zune compatibility and so on. tags: , , , , , ,