OK Go and EMI Split


OK Go is leaving EMI Music, according to a press release issued this afternoon. The band, which publicly squabbled with EMI after the label made their crazy-popular YouTube videos un-embeddable, is creating a new company, Paracadute, to handle all distribution and promotion. (Check out our interview with OK Go front man Damian Kulash about the band’s smash, embeddable video for “This Too Shall Pass” here). You know what would be fun? Going back in time ten years and trying to explain this band-versus-label, YouTube-embeddablity beef to your younger self.