Hat tip to Digital Music Wire for the heads-up on this. Apparently, Zion-I producer Amplive has been given the go-ahead from Radiohead to release his album of remixes "In Rainbows". One stipulation seems to be that the "Rainydayz Remixes" have to be offered for free. One one hand, this is great news for fans who got an earlier taste of a couple of tracks at such sites as The Couch Sessions: The entire album is now available on Amplive’s site.
Amplive’s album now becomes the official remix album. Does he get paid for his work? While he won’t make any money from this, I’ll bet that his phone/Blackberry/Sidekick blows up with tons of new opportunities over the coming days and weeks. I think it’s safe to say that he’s been vaulted onto a new level. Nice career move, and I say that in the most respectful way possible.
Also, seems that it wasn’t just out of the goodness of their hearts that Radiohead approved the release. In his thank you video, Amplive references the public outcry for the remixes. Apparently his work struck a nerve. Check it:
More in-depth coverage is here on Wired’s site.