They were talking about this on O&A this morning.
The amounts that the musicians get off standard album sales are absurd. Even if you just give a single dollar for the downloan, Radiohead is still doing better than they would've had they had a record label. With record labels, they see pennies on the dollar.
"Rumors, polls and inside sources circulating indicate that the average buyer paid Â£4, or about $8, which would mean that Radiohead has made about $10 million or more since the record's release on Oct. 10."
I love this idea, and I'm hoping more bands will follow the lead and drive a spear right through the record companies heart.