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Radiohead Manager Defends Spotify; Nigel Godrich Gets Feisty

Yesterday, Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich took a few songs off Spotify in a small protest of the streaming service's business model. Radiohead music wasn't pulled, though, and today the band's co-manager, Brian Message, weighs in: "Streaming services are a very new way for artists and fans to engage ... As the model gets bigger, I think we’ll find it'll become a place where artists and managers and all creators can receive what they regard as being equitable remuneration." So then Godrich got reckless. "[Message] has shares in the company. Maybe that has something to do with it," Godrich tweeted to Pitchfork, and then quickly corrected himself: "Actually.. he may not. But it wouldn't surprise me ;)" The Streaming Wars of 2013 are getting lukewarm.