Fans take chance to net free music.RADIOHEAD frontman front·man
1. also front man A man who serves as a nominal leader but who lacks real authority.
2. Music A leading singer with a group. Thom Yorke has revealed that he was among the thousands who paid nothing to download the band's latest album.
The group released In Rainbows online last month and invited fans to set their own price.
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1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. one survey, three in five people paid nothing at all.
And one of those was Yorke, who told BBC BBC
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Publicly financed broadcasting system in Britain. A private company at its founding in 1922, it was replaced by a public corporation under royal charter in 1927. 6 Music's Steve Lamacq: "There wasn't any point. I just move some money from one pocket to the other."
The project was shrouded in secrecy before the album went online.
Guitarist Ed O'Brien told the show: "We had to literally tell no-one. I didn't tell my wife we were going to release it like this."
Yorke added that no-one was allowed to have copies of the master recording in case it was leaked beforehand.
"Every record that we've done for ages has been leaked. And why not leak the bloody thing yourself?" he said.
A report by internet monitoring company comScore found that fans around the world paid an average of pounds 2.90 for the album.
It claimed that 62% of the estimated 1.2m people who downloaded the album paid nothing at all.
The band rejected the report but have not disclosed the actual figures.
The band plan a spring tour of the US, followed by UK gigs in the summer.