Influential rock band Radiohead have uploaded their entire discography to YouTube, just days after Billboard announced that they would be counting streams from the website into their album charts next year. This new move by the site will include will official track streams as well as music videos presented via VEVO, TIDAL and Apple Music, excluding “user-generated content” or cover videos.
While every album by the band will be included on the website, certain B-sides and bonus tracks may still be absent from the platform. As of press time it is unknown whether the band, or XL Recordings which owns the rights to the band’s extensive catalog, chose to upload the band’s music on the platform.
This recent move can be proven to be beneficial for the band, as Pitchfork reports that “55 percent of online music streamers use YouTube, while the rest of the platforms have 37 percent of the market.” Their large share of the market however has caused concern among some artists in the music industry such as Trent Reznor, who are skeptical over the site’s owners Google having a say in what types of music are available.
Radiohead members Thom Yorke and Ed O’ Brien have recently debuted solo work this year. Yorke released his third studio album titled Anima, which was accompanied by a 15- minute short film, while O’ Brien is in the midst of creating a solo project with the likes of Laura Marling, Adrian Utley of Portishead and Colin Greenwood. O’ Brien recently debuted the nine minute long “Brasil” earlier this month.
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