Singer says it could only be a matter of months before the business 'completely folds'


Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has revealed that he thinks it’s “only a matter of months” until the collapse of the mainstream music business.

Speaking in an interview for new high school textbook [i]The Rax Active Citizen Toolkit[/i] Yorke says that the music industry is dying, reports

“[It’ll be] only a matter of time,” Yorke says. “Months rather than years before the music business establishment completely folds.”

Advising aspiring musicians not to tie themselves to such a “sinking ship”, Yorke added that the fall of the music business will be “no great loss to the world”.

The textbook is due out on July 1 and also features interviews with Ms Dynamite and broadcaster Jon Snow. It is aimed at helping 15 and 16-year-olds become more politically literate.

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