Reuters reports that the CD version of the new Radiohead album In Rainbows will be released December 31st. Sometime between then and now they will eliminate the download site so that this option no longer remains although they are likely to use data from the site to promote the purchase of the physical disc. Options being discussed may include allowing a credit against the purchase of the CD based on what was paid for the download to a simple web coupon (10% off for ordering direct) to nothing. If nothing else, the experimentation will continue.
The band also commented to Reuters that the recent speculation regarding how many people visited the site and either did or did not pay was "wholly inaccurate." Furthermore the Band said that the reports "in no way reflect definitive market intelligence or, indeed, the true success of the project."