Radiohead Questions Album Sales Report, Sets CD Release Date

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Radiohead is now questioning a recent sales report on its name-your-price release, In Rainbows.

Earlier this week, comScore noted that 62 percent of fans paid nothing for the album, an option offered by the band.  But those figures were not based on figures from the band, and Radiohead called the information “wholly inaccurate” in a statement issued Thursday.  “The figures quoted by the company comScore Inc. are wholly inaccurate and in no way reflect definitive market intelligence or, indeed, the true success of the project,” the group said.

Discussing the blowback, comScore pointed to a small margin of error, but stood by its results.  But the Radiohead statement confuses the situation, and the band has yet to offer concrete data.  That makes it difficult for other bands to accurately gauge the project, though other name-your-price experiments are bubbling.  Meanwhile, the group posted a December 31st for its physical album release outside of the United States.  The disc and vinyl will be carried by XL Recordings, and a single release for “Jigsaw Falling Into Place” has been scheduled for January 14th.  US-based release details remain unconfirmed