Radiohead, like a lot of other bands, wants to let you make remixes of their latest single, Nude.
Unlike other bands, though, they want you to pay for the privilege:
Yep – they want you to pay six bucks for the privilege of remixing their song and maybe introducing them to a new audience.
Maybe you think that’s cool. A lot of people seem to – there are already over 800 remixes of Nude.
It stinks of crap to me, though.
They’ve been releasing their music with Creative Commons licenses that let you do what you want with the remixes.
They’ve been letting you download and share other fan remixes.
In other words – they get it.
What do you think? Is nickel and diming your biggest fans make sense, or is Radiohead full of it?
Here are the details:
Radiohead, iTunes and GarageBand are giving you the opportunity to remix the band’s new single “Nude”.
To make remixing easy, the separate ‘stems’* from the song are available to purchase from iTunes _here_. The ‘stems’ available are bass, voice, guitar, strings/fx and drums. You can mix them in any way you like, either by adding your own beats and instrumentation, or just remixing the original parts.
If you purchase all five ‘stems’ from iTunes during the first week they’re available, you’ll be sent an access code to a GarageBand file ready to open in GarageBand or Logic. However, you don’t need GarageBand to do a remix, all the stems are in iTunes Plus format and compatible with several music software platforms. The GarageBand file will be emailed out on April 11th.
Finished mixes can be uploaded _here_ where the public will listen and vote for their favourite remix (voting ends May 1st). You can also create a widget allowing votes from your own website, Facebook or MySpace page to be counted as ‘mix votes’ back on radioheadremix.com. Radiohead will listen to the best remixes.
Nude is out now in the UK on CD, 7″ and download.
*’stems’ are the component parts of the song.
If you have any questions / need some help please click here.