Robert Smith of The Cure spoke to Music Radar about the recent "pay what you want" releases from popular acts like Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails:
The Radiohead experiment of paying what you want - I disagreed violently with that. You can't allow other people to put a price on what you do, otherwise you don't consider what you do to have any value at all and that's nonsense.

If I put a value on my music and no one's prepared to pay that, then more fool me, but the idea that the value is created by the consumer is an idiot plan, it can't work.

Along with the aforementioned bands, other acts include the Quote Unquote Records roster and Girl Talk have all released donation-suggested albums recently.