Do you know what this is? This is the last.fm top artists charts for the week in which Radiohead's "In Rainbows" was released. As we can see the new download selling method worked well for Radiohead, positioning them on the first place in the charts. They have 3,308,175 plays, while the second artist - The Beatles, have 844,600 plays. Remember, we're talking about weekly plays, for this week, not for all the plays on this artist. 118,836 people had listened to this artist in that week. That makes around 27 songs on a listener for the week. As we know, the album was released on 10th of October, so the songs from the album were listened in 4 days by 120,000 people, 27 times by any listener. If we take out the week before "In Rainbows" Radiohead plays (805,049 plays), we get 2,503,126 plays. We can say, that around 95% of them are from the new album. So what do we get? 2,503,126 plays for the new album of Radiohead in 4 days. That's nice, really nice. OK, but what do we have now? 98,431 listeners, 1,015,126 plays for the last week. Well, that's a huge number of listeners and plays for an album that came out half an year ago, isn't it? Some people predicted that Radiohead will leave the first place after an year or so. And most of the scrobbles will be from their last album. The only chance left for the other artists is to release a good album with the same releasing format as "In Rainbows". And hope that Radiohead will not release a new album in year or so. All this fact make some questions pop up in my head. First, did this ensured a place among the music giants like Pink Floyd and Beatles for Radiohead? Surely, fans will answer "Yes", haters: "No". For me it is most likely "Yes". Second, and more important question, is Did this album started a musical industry revolution? It is clearly visible that the music bussiness as we know it today dies. The Stadium Rock Dinosaurs are being replased by commercial bands (I won't give examples because of trollers). Hip Hop and Rap stars are being murdered by gangsta rap, Pop music is not anymore underground. The Punk now is not a protest but a nice background for skating. Ofcourse, there is still good music, but it is not that much promoted. And because of this Radiohead decided to make a self release of their latest album. "In Rainbows" was a succes. It forces bands to release their records in more original ways. And by the download way, Radiohead can be sure that all the money will go for them. And not for pseudopromoters and grumpy deskmen. That's what all bands want - to promote their music good and win money from this. Which is good. The Old Music Industry (Let's call her TOMI, or Tomy) promoted the albums bad, enough only to get the money and pay the artist. Tomy is greedy. And music doesn't like greedy music promoters: it causes some pseudomusic bands to be created (Dimmu Borgir, for example, OK?). And this causes overpopulating the world with one culture. Or 2-3 in the best situation. I think that "In Rainbows" just changed this, by making a new way to broadcast music and fairly win from that, while not being greedy. I don't know your opinion. But I'm simply curious to find out what it is.