Radiohead’s Thom Yorke predicts the demise of the mainstream music industry

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

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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 The Rax Active Citizen Toolkit 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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