Thom Yorke predicts end of mainstream music

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has said in a rare interview that young musicians shouldn’t latch onto the mainstream music industry, saying it will fold onto itself in a matter of months. He says band should release music themselves and not look to get a major record deal. Radiohead set an example of this with the release on 2007’s In Rainbows album, which had a “pay-what-you-want” method of purchase. Since then, thousands of bands and even movies have done this. What do you think of Thom’s prediction? Is it really a matter of months before teenagers will have to work a little bit harder to get the latest Lil’ Wayne track?

3 thoughts on “Thom Yorke predicts end of mainstream music”

  1. Good Riddance! lol

    Well, Idk about that, often when folks (including myself) make such predictions they are incorrect. Without a doubt people can make their own music and certainly independent labels have been going strong for decades now. I think mainstream music will probably exist forever. What will the mainstream people listen to? Also, without the mainstream it would be hard to create an alternative of there’s nothing to create an alternative to.

    1. that is a very valid point i think the mainstream music industry is almost kind of a necessary evil

      1. It’s hard to judge the mainstream without considering how it actually got to be mainstream. It’s a weird thing.

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