Radiohead joins iTunes
( AFP ) - British band Radiohead has signed up with iTunes to allow their latest album to be downloaded from the online digital music store, a spokesman for computer giant Apple said.
Radiohead was one of the few remaining major acts not to have allowed their songs to be sold through iTunes.
"In Rainbows" can be downloaded for 7.99 pounds (15.80 dollars, 10.70 euros) on the British version of the site.
"I can confirm that their latest album is available for sale in the iTunes Plus format. We have no other comment to make," said a spokesman for Apple, which developed iTunes for its digital media players.
In October, Radiohead stunned the music industry by leaving the EMI record company after their contract expired and allowing fans to download "In Rainbows" from their website, paying whatever they thought it was worth.
Radiohead has not said how many times the album was downloaded from their website or what was the average price people paid.
However, they denied industry reports that 1.3 million people had downloaded "In Rainbows", paying an average four pounds each.
The offer has now ended and the album is available in record shops.
"In Rainbows" on iTunes is free from copying restrictions, meaning the tracks can be shared on the Internet and played on almost any digital device.
On the band's website, frontman Thom Yorke said of their split from EMI: "We did not ask for a load of cash from our old record label EMI to re-sign.
"What we wanted was some control over our work and how it was used in the future by them -- that seemed reasonable to us, as we cared about it a great deal."