Posted in music on April 1, 2008

Radiohead, iTunes and Garageband are giving fans the opportunity to remix the band's new single "Nude" at

To make remixing easy, the separate 'stems'* from the song will be available to purchase from iTunes. The 'stems' available are bass, voice, guitar, strings/fx and drums. Fans can mix them in any way they like, either by adding their own beats and instrumentation, or just remixing the original parts.

Fans who purchase all five 'stems' from iTunes during the first week they're available, will be sent an access code to a GarageBand file ready to open in GarageBand or Logic. However, you don't need GarageBand to do a remix, all the stems are available in iTunes Plus and compatible with several music software platforms.

Finished mixes can be uploaded to where the public will listen and vote for their favourite remix (voting ends May 1st). Fans can also create a widget allowing votes from their own website, Facebook or MySpace page to be counted as 'mix votes' back on

Nude is out now in the UK on CD, 7" and download.

*'stems' are the component parts of the song.



Tags: Radiohead, remix

Comments (17)

this makes billy corgan and trent reznor cry.

Posted by Anonymous | April 1, 2008 11:51 AM

good lord, art really is dead.

Posted by Anonymous | April 1, 2008 12:17 PM

listening to some of these right now...the holy fuck one which is in first place is *ok* nothing that special

Posted by Anonymous | April 1, 2008 12:25 PM

this is an amazingly cool idea. how exactly does this kill art? how many times have you wished you could listen to the separate stems of a song and put them together in new and interesting ways? this is like phil elverum 101.

obviously no one will top the original, but this is a really fun idea. it will probably be better than that rainydayz shit.

Posted by Anonymous | April 1, 2008 12:26 PM

The Amplive Nude beat was probably the best thing that could be done with the song

Posted by Anonymous | April 1, 2008 12:35 PM

sad that bands seem to be feeling more and more pressured to have the fans so intimately involved in tampering with their music. It's only a matter of time till bands will be asking fans to name the songs, make the cover, name the album, pick how much they want to pay for it. Eventually we'll just be asked to help write the songs.

Posted by Anonymous | April 1, 2008 12:42 PM

fuckin whiners.

the ehric one is the best so far...going down the line

Posted by Anonymous | April 1, 2008 12:46 PM

sigh. Its sad how much musicians fear change.

Posted by Anonymous | April 1, 2008 12:48 PM

Maybe Trent's right instead of being a whiny bitch when he called Radiohead's online distribution more of a publicity stunt to make revenue later then an actual statement.

NIN's been leaking their raw tracks for people to remix for a few years now, and recently set up a webpage to upload your favorites. Fan created remixes even showed up on that 'Year Zero' remix album last year.

This reeks of a way to make money off extra downloads on Radiohead's part. Which is unfortunate.

Posted by Reg! | April 1, 2008 12:50 PM

12:42, fan involvement is bad? how can you possibly complain about having more access to one of the best bands of our time?

Posted by Anonymous | April 1, 2008 12:50 PM

the whole thing seems forced. you think radiohead really wants to hear fan remixes of their songs?

Posted by Anonymous | April 1, 2008 12:53 PM

if they are good. absolutely.

the big pink wasn't bad either

Posted by Anonymous | April 1, 2008 12:56 PM

Radiohead wants to hear the sound of all the money they'll make off this bullshit.

Posted by Foil | April 1, 2008 1:00 PM

Deerhoof did the same ... for free.

Posted by Anonymous | April 1, 2008 1:21 PM

Is this an April Fool? Not so sure how I feel about this ..

Posted by Ron Mwangaguhunga | April 1, 2008 1:45 PM

This sounds so familiar.... perhaps...?

Guess the free give-a-way of In Rainbows didn't do so hot since I have to PAY 4 times (once per "stem") to be able to remix the ONE song...

Can't anyone put multi-tracks together for people who use Reason? Is there that maybe people in the world who find Garageband to be the end all/be all of DAW's?

Want to make money Radiohead?? Get on a plane and TOUR.

Posted by Brad | April 1, 2008 2:15 PM

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2008 1:09 AM

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