EMI: Take mp3s off

We received an email from Leslie, the webmaster of, who was recently contacted by IFPI and was ordered to take down all of the mp3 files that were hosted on the site. IFPI says that this was a request by EMI and not Radiohead. It is doubtful that Radiohead even know what’s going on.

It’s one thing to host recorded studio mp3s on your site, but Leslie only had live Radiohead mp3s. Members of Radiohead have spoken out in the past about downloading mp3s, and it would appear that they have no problem with live mp3 file-sharing. Since EMI are copyright owners of the songs, they have the final say, unfortunately.

By Jonathan

New York, NY