Radiohead b-sides vanish from streaming sites as XL gains rights

Back catalogue is moving from Parlophone to XL.

Several Radiohead b-sides have just been removed from streaming services. Tracks like ‘Fog’, ‘Palo Alto’ and ‘Gagging Order’ no longer appear on Apple Music or Spotify, because EMI - responsible for releasing deluxe editions of Radiohead albums including ‘OK Computer’ and ‘Hail to the Thief’ - no longer owns the rights. A spokesperson for Spotify told Music Ally: “As a result of a change in rights ownership of Radiohead’s catalogue, the band’s catalogue on Spotify has been streamlined, meaning that a small number of products are no longer available… However, the band’s core album catalogue remains available to their millions of fans on Spotify as before.” These albums are now listed under the ownership of XL Recordings, who told Pitchfork: “This is the first step in the transfer of Radiohead’s back catalogue from Parlophone to XL. The main albums are being made available in their original form as a start, before non-LP material is reconfigured.” Before now, XL released Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’ and ‘The King of Limbs’, Thom Yorke solo album ‘The Eraser’ and Atoms For Peace’s’Amok’. Fans are holding out for the release of Radiohead’s ninth album, due this year. The band have announced a world tour, with art collaborator Stanley Donwood recently calling the album a “work of art,” while speaking to DIY.

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