Radiohead to Fans: Get Animated

Band offers $10K, Cartoon Network exposure for music video
By Michael Quinn,  Newser User
Posted Mar 20, 2008 3:18 PM CDT
Radiohead to Fans: Get Animated
Cover of In Rainbows, the new Radiohead album which debuted at Number 1 in the US album charts in January 2008.   (

Radiohead is breaking new ground again—this time asking fans to make an animated video for any song on its pay-what-you-want In Rainbows album. The band itself will choose the grand-prize winner, who’ll get $10,000 to animate a full-length version. Would-be competitors have until April 27 to submit their concept videos or storyboards to, Wired reports.

Ten semifinalists will each receive $1,000 to make a one-minute video; the five that grab the most votes will be screened for Radiohead. Competitors don't need to be experts, either—aniBoom will help creative fans with different skills hook up to create “the perfect match between revolutionary music and the mind blowing possibilities of animation." (More Radiohead stories.)

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