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Last week Thom Yorke sprung his second solo album on an unsuspecting public. The prolific Radiohead singer revealed a characteristically twitchy video for lead single ‘A Brain in a Bottle’ and released the album ‘Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes’ via peer-to-peer file sharing protocol BitTorrent, for a small cost of 6 US$.

BitTorrent is commonly associated with the illegal distribution of pirated copyright material, but this album, the company’s first ‘pay-gated bundle’, marks their intent to shake this image. It claims to have no control over what people share via its networks, and is actively working with artists to instigate fresh distribution models that can bypass the ‘self elected gatekeepers’ of digital music (as Yorke calls the
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