(Everything Radiohead week continues, all sweetnesss and rainbows. Just wait til the eventual backlash hits...)
By Scott Colothan on 11/10/2007 Gigwise has learnt that Radiohead have sold an amazing 1.2million copies of their seventh album ‘In Rainbows.’
The band and their long-term management company Courtyard Management have remained tight lipped about the exact sales figures, seemingly in a bid to add to keep a mysterious air around the album.
But speaking to a source close to the band last night, we’ve discovered that the Oxford band have achieved this monumental sales figure.
Even if every person who downloaded the album paid just 10 pence, the band will still rake in a massive £120,000. That figure is likely to be higher, with many speculating the average figure will even out at around the £1 mark.
With growing media hype around the release of ‘In Rainbows’, these unprecedented sales figures look certain to keep on rising. If they finally announce a world tour, audience figures are expected to be higher too.
Thom Yorke and co. will cash in again when the payments clear for the ‘In Rainbows’ box set which are on sale for £40 a go.
As expected, Radiohead are the clear victors of this radical way of releasing their album. Their success should prompt other big names to follow suit.