Who Writes the Songs?

by Dylan on March 11, 2004

Christopher O’Riley knows. Well, at least he know what’s legally on paper. Warner Brothers’ deal with O’Riley requires that the authors of each song be credited on the title page of his arrangements, and they’ve given him a list of the authors to help him along.
However, unlike in the liner notes, it appears that as far as Warner Brothers is concerned, all songs are not “by Radiohead”. Instead, each song is credited to certain members of the band. Thom gets credit on all of them, but the rest are an interesting mix. General consensus is that this isn’t entirely correct, and was mainly done for legal reasons, but it’s interesting to look at anyway.
(Thanks to CUTW.)


AIRBAG
By THOMAS YORKE, and COLIN GREENWOOD
? 1997 WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC LTD. /WB
All Rights On Behalf Of WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC CORP.LTD.
All Rights Reserved Used by Permission
Warner Bros. Publications U.S. Inc., Miami, Florida 33014
SUBTERRANEAN HOMESICK ALIEN
By THOMAS YORKE, and JONATHAN GREENWOOD
? 1997 WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC LTD./WB MUSIC CORP.
All Rights Administered by WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
All Rights Reserved Used by Permission
Warner Bros. Publications U.S. Inc., Miami, Florida 33014
THINKING ABOUT YOU
By THOMAS YORKE, and EDWARD O’BRIEN
? 1992 WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC LTD./WB MUSIC CORP.
All Rights Administered by WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
All Rights Reserved Used by Permission
Warner Bros. Publications U.S. Inc., Miami, Florida 33014
KARMA POLICE
By THOMAS YORKE, and JONATHAN GREENWOOD
? 1997 WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC LTD. / WB
All Rights Administered by WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC CORP.AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
All Rights Reserved Used by Permission
Warner Bros. Publications U.S. Inc., Miami, Florida 33014
EXIT MUSIC (FOR A FILM)
By THOMAS YORKE, and JONATHAN GREENWOOD
? 1998 WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC LTD. / WB
All Rights On Behalf Of WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC LTD.
All Rights Reserved Used by Permission
Warner Bros. Publications U.S. Inc., Miami, Florida 33014
YOU
By THOMAS YORKE, and EDWARD O?BRIEN
? 1992 WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC LTD. /WB
All Rights Administered by WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC CORPAUSTRALIA PTY LTD.
All Rights Reserved Used by Permission
Warner Bros. Publications U.S. Inc., Miami, Florida 33014
SAIL TO THE MOON
BY THOMAS YORKE, PHILIP SELWAY ,
and EDWARD JOHN O’BRIEN,
? 2002 WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC LTD. /WB MUSIC CORP.
All Rights Reserved Used by Permission
Warner Bros. Publications U.S. Inc., Miami, Florida 33014
LIKE SPINNING PLATES
By THOMAS YORKE, and JONATHAN GREENWOOD
? 2001 WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC LTD. /
All Rights On Behalf Of WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC LTD.
Administered by WB MUSIC CORP.
All Rights Reserved Used by Permission
Warner Bros. Publications U.S. Inc., Miami, Florida 33014
EVERYTHING IN ITS RIGHT PLACE
By THOMAS YORKE, and PHILIP SELWAY
? 2002 WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC LTD./WB MUSIC CORP.
All Rights Administered by WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
All Rights Reserved Used by Permission
Warner Bros. Publications U.S. Inc., Miami, Florida 33014
KNIVES OUT
By THOMAS YORKE, and JONATHAN GREENWOOD
? 2001 WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC LTD./WB MUSIC CORP.
All Rights Administered by WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD.
All Rights Reserved Used by Permission
Warner Bros. Publications U.S. Inc., Miami, Florida 33014
BLACK STAR
By THOMAS YORKE, and EDWARD O’BRIEN
? 1994 WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC LTD./WB MUSIC CORP.
All Rights Administered by WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
All Rights Reserved Used by Permission
Warner Bros. Publications U.S. Inc., Miami, Florida 33014
BULLETPROOF
By THOMAS YORKE, and EDWARD O’BRIEN
? 1994 WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC LTD. /WB
All Rights Administered by WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC CORP.AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
All Rights Reserved Used by Permission
Warner Bros. Publications U.S. Inc., Miami, Florida 33014
THE TOURIST
By THOMAS YORKE, and JONATHAN GREENWOOD
? 1997 WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC LTD./WB MUSIC CORP.
All Rights Reserved Used by Permission
Warner Bros. Publications U.S. Inc., Miami, Florida 33014
GOOD MORNING MR. MAGPIE
By THOMAS YORKE, PHILIP SELWAY, EDWARD O’BRIEN,
JONATHAN GREENWOOD and COLIN GREENWOOD
? 2002 WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC LTD. /WB MUSIC CORP.
All Rights Reserved Used by Permission
Warner Bros. Publications U.S. Inc., Miami, Florida 33014
LET DOWN
By THOMAS YORKE, and JONATHAN GREENWOOD
? 1997 WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC LTD./WB MUSIC CORP.
All Rights Administered by WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD.
All Rights Reserved Used by Permission
Warner Bros. Publications U.S. Inc., Miami, Florida 33014
POLYETHYLENE PT. II
By THOMAS YORKE, and EDWARD O’BRIEN
? 1997 WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC LTD
All Rights Administered by WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC LTD.
All Rights Reserved Used by Permission
Warner Bros. Publications U.S. Inc., Miami, Florida 33014
THERE THERE
BY THOMAS YORKE, PHILIP SELWAY,
EDWARD O’BRIEN,
JONATHAN GREENWOOD
and COLIN GREENWOOD
? 2002 WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC LTD./WB MUSIC CORP.
All Rights Reserved Used by Permission
Warner Bros. Publications U.S. Inc., Miami, Florida 33014
FAKE PLASTIC TREES
By THOMAS YORKE, and EDWARD O’BRIEN
? 1994 WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC LTD./WB MUSIC CORP.
All Rights Administered by WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
All Rights Reserved Used by Permission
Warner Bros. Publications U.S. Inc., Miami, Florida 33014
MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK
By THOMAS YORKE, and PHILIP SELWAY
? 2000 WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC LTD./WB MUSIC CORP.
All Rights Administered by WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD.
All Rights Reserved Used by Permission
Warner Bros. Publications U.S. Inc., Miami, Florida 33014
PLANET TELEX
By THOMAS YORKE, and EDWARD O’BRIEN
? 1994 WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC LTD./WB MUSIC CORP.
All Rights Administered by WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD.
All Rights Reserved Used by Permission
Warner Bros. Publications U.S. Inc., Miami, Florida 33014
TRUE LOVE WAITS
By THOMAS YORKE, PHILIP SELWAY,
and JONATHAN GREENWOOD,
? 2001 WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC LTD./WB MUSIC CORP.
All Rights Reserved Used by Permission
Warner Bros. Publications U.S. Inc., Miami, Florida 33014
I CAN?T
By THOMAS YORKE, and EDWARD O’BRIEN
? 1992 WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC LTD./WB MUSIC CORP.
All Rights Administered by WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
All Rights Reserved Used by Permission
Warner Bros. Publications U.S. Inc., Miami, Florida 33014
NO SURPRISES
By THOMAS YORKE, and JONATHAN GREENWOOD
? 1997 WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC LTD./WB MUSIC CORP.
All Rights Reserved Used by Permission
Warner Bros. Publications U.S. Inc., Miami, Florida 33014
PARANOID ANDROID
By THOMAS YORKE, and JONATHAN GREENWOOD
? 1997 WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC LTD./WB MUSIC CORP.
All Rights Administered by WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
All Rights Reserved Used by Permission
Warner Bros. Publications U.S. Inc., Miami, Florida 33014
NICE DREAM
By THOMAS YORKE, and EDWARD O’BRIEN
? 1994 WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC LTD.
All Rights Administered by WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
All Rights Reserved Used by Permission
Warner Bros. Publications U.S. Inc., Miami, Florida 33014
CUT TOOTH
BY THOMAS YORKE, JONATHAN GREENWOOD ,
and EDWARD O?BRIEN
? 2001 WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC LTD./WB MUSIC CORP.
All Rights Reserved Used by Permission
Warner Bros. Publications U.S. Inc., Miami, Florida 33014
LIFT
By THOMAS YORKE, and JONATHAN GREENWOOD
? 1996 WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC LTD./WB MUSIC CORP.
All Rights Reserved Used by Permission
Warner Bros. Publications U.S. Inc., Miami, Florida 33014



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