Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien: Money-obsessed execs, not file-sharing, cause industry ‘climate change’

Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien offered a five-minute video address at MidemNet today, in which he slammed industry management for their lack of creative vision, saying in the last 10-15 years, “the money-men are running the record companies” (as opposed to the creatives -he cited Chris Blackwell as an example.)

O’Brien also discussed the Featured Artists Coalition. “While the industry is being consulted by governments and technology companies, nobody was actually talking to artists – the creators of this music! Nobody was asking us what we thought!”

He stressed the importance of the artist-fan relationship – “there has to be that trust there” he said, and repeated some of his thoughts on file-sharing as propounded in the video above.

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