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A Chicago Tribune music critic and cohost of Sound Opinions evaluates the role of the Internet in revolutionizing the music industry, offering insight into how the development of digital technology has changed the ways in which fans acquire music and how the industry has responded to copyright infringements. Reprint.A few weeks after Kid A hit number one, Capitol Records executive Steve Nice told a roomful of college radio ... But mostly, the Internet campaign that made Kid A a hit had nothing to do with the label or the band. The Internet served as a de facto radio station for Radiohead fans. On first listen, it may have seemed that Radiohead was trying too hard to escape its not inconsiderable past, to bury the ... The climax of the aptly titled Kid A track How to Disappear Completely says as much.

Author:Greg Kot
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2010-05-11


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