The News: Pop Psychology Edition

15 10 2008

I’m Busy… Here are a few things to look over today.

-Happy Birthday Fela Kuti!

-Hipsters set out to re-populate the earth! It’s ironic… Here are a few stand-outs from a recently compiled list of popular baby names for hipsters. Asher, Butch, Dashiell, Dexter, Edie, Gus, Harper, Hudson, Ione, Isla, Kai, Leonora, Leopold, Levi, Luca, Magnus, Orson, Poppy, Roscoe, Sadie, Silas, Stella, Talullah, Theo

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-Radiohead announced today that In Rainbows sold around 3 million copies across all formats. While  BitTorrent downloads surpassed that number, the band still made more on the record than they did off of 2003’s Hail to the Thief (994,000 physical sales). While many were quick to write-off Radiohead and their publicity machine of an album, I though quite highly of it. “All i Need” gets me every time for some reason. 



• After being made available for free for 3 months the album was no.1 in the UK and in the US
• 1st Radiohead album on iTunes – no.1 album selling 30,000 units in the US in the first week
• The physical CD has sold 1.75 million to date and is still top 200 UK & US
• They sold 100k boxsets via W.A.S.T.E.
• Nearing 17 million plays on
• 1.2 million fans will see the tour
• The digital income from the experiment made a material difference to WCM’s UK digital revenue this year




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