The email said I could now purchase the Radiohead song Nude in chunks and mix it myself. Specifically, the email said:
For those of you who enjoy this sort of thing, you can buy the separate components or 'stems' (bass, voice, guitar, strings/FX and drums) and remix your own version of the song. You can do this by adding your own beats and instrumentation or just remixing the original parts. More information here, and buy the stems here.
You can upload your finished mixes here and be judged and even voted on by 'the public.' You can also create a widget allowing votes from your own Web site, Facebook or MySpace page to be sent through too.
What a great idea. Reminds me of how Neil Peart has made some of his raw drum parts available on his site, without any backing parts.