Brian Eno has said that the music industry is currently an "exciting mess". The Coldplay, U2 and David Byrne producer told The Guardian that he has tried different methods of releasing music to experiment in the changing business.
Eno said: "When I finish something I want it out that day. Pop music is like the daily paper. Its got to be there then, not six months later. "So [David Byrne and I] decided to release on our websites first, then put it on the commercial websites, then as a CD, then with different packaging. It's just trying to see what works. The business is an exciting mess at the moment."
Byrne is currently touring the UK with 'The Songs of David Byrne & Brian Eno'. Meanwhile, Coldplay themselves have revealed that they will delay the release of their next album so that fans don't get sick of them.
The group admitted that they would take a break after completing their world tour before starting to record the follow up to 2008's Viva La Vida. "We ended up doing much more touring than we originally planned so there's no time to do proper justice to a new project. And anyway people may need a bit of a break from us," Bang Showbiz quotes guitarist Johnny Buckland as saying. "We're taking a little break and let's see where we get after that. We've got a lot of ideas but we want to find a new way to go and that may take some time."
Frontman Chris Martin recently claimed that he could never imagine the band parting ways.
Pictures of Coldplay in Hong Kong, 25th March 2009:
Pictures: Ray Chan