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UK pop/rock stars join Featured Artists Coalition to put pressure for change on music industry

It’s certainly a noble notion — and here’s to the success of the Featured Artists’ Coalition, even if it does appear to be a longshot.

Dozens of UK pop and rock stars, including Radiohead, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, Kate Nash, Gang of Four, and The Verve, are among the acts who have signed on to a new music-industry pressure group, the Featured Artists’ Coalition [via the BBC and others].

As the music industry continues to shuffle, kicking and screaming, into the digital age, the FAC seeks to protect the artists’ rights over their own music, in addition to having a greater say in how their songs are sold and getting a bigger slice of the profits.

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Radiohead teams with to offer "In Rainbows" for free, on-demand streaming

last.fmLeave it up to Radiohead to find every new distribution method possible for their latest effort “In Rainbows.” This time the band has teamed up with to offer the album in its entirety for free, ad-supported, on-demand streaming.

radiohead on“In Rainbows” can be accessed on here. Already nearly 1.5 million listeners have streamed the album.

Radiohead is a popular band on Its songs have been “scrobbled” more than 108 million times.

When Radiohead introduced “In Rainbows” in October 2007, it was first made available as a download fans could purchase at whatever they wanted to pay. At the time, noticed the interest in Radiohead was high for its community of 21 million music fans.

“Radiohead understand that the Internet is changing music distribution,” said Martin Stiksel,’s co-founder. is now owned by CBS Corporation.

“We believe that music fans should be able to access music for free, and just as importantly, that artists and rights holders should be paid when their music is listened to. makes this possible.”

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