WIRED on the Future of Music

December 28th, 2007 at 5:53 AM

The latest issue of WIRED has two fascinating articles by David Byrne on the value of music. The first is an interview with Radiohead's Thom Yorke on the band's decision to release their new album digitally first and have fans name their own purchase price. Interesting idea.

The second is about the changing landscape of the music industry. Byrne discusses "Six possible music distribution models, ranging from one in which the artist is pretty much hands-off to one where the artist does nearly everything."

It's a digital age; discussions on content and form of delivery apply to all creative industries.