Radiohead's official website suffered a crash after announcing that their upcoming album In Rainbows can be pre-ordered as download. What's interesting here is that fans can choose whatever price they want to pay. If the"freeware" pricing model will work or not remains to be seen.
At the same time, 47-year old indie uncle Morrissey announces that he will release a new album next year. Undoubtedly will his new album cater to his loyal fans (me being one of them), regardless of media format and price.