Brit-pop Singer Knocks Radiohead Donation Model

Some agree that the music donation model could spell a major reform for the music industry. But pop artists are, understandably, not on the bandwagon. Brit-pop star Lily Allen criticized Radiohead’s In Rainbows’ “you decide the price” social experiment, calling the group “arrogant” for the donation model.

“It’s arrogant for them to give their music away for free–they’ve got millions of pounds,” Allen reportedly said, reports NME. “It sends a weird message to younger bands who haven’t done as well.”

It gets better. “You don’t choose how to pay for eggs,” she added. “Why should it be different for music?” When you draw a direct comparison between a critically acclaimed record and a carton of eggs, you start to lose focus of your argument. Sorry, Ms. Allen. Once you have a record that fans decide is really worth the asking price, then you can have a more informed opinion.


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