Nine Inch Nails, new album free


It’s probably news to no one but me at this point, but the Nine Inch Nails have followed in the footsteps of Radiohead and Saul Williams, in offering their latest release ‘Ghosts‘ for free download. When you hit the order page of their site, your options include a free download, a very reasonable $5 dollar download, a $10 double physical cd package, including lossless FLAC and Mp3 versions of the album; a $75 deluxe album package, featuring the original multi-track session files, a 96Khz blue ray disc of the album, and a book of photos to accompany the album; and a $300 ultra deluxe pack (sold out), which includes the deluxe pack and a couple of fine art prints. Apparently the experiment has already been a huge success.


3 thoughts on “Nine Inch Nails, new album free

  1. paul says:

    Apparently NIN also distributed the album to Amazon for $56.61 by using Tunecore which allowed them to keep all rights to the master recordings and claim 100% of the royalties. For his last album, Year Zero released last year, he also used an ARG (Alternate Reality Game) to promote it. Is this a band at the cutting adge of new methods of marketing and distribution? Or are they merely the attempts of an artist flagging in sales, fans and relevance to reinvigorate their career? I don’t know because I haven’t listened to Ghosts yet!

  2. Karl says:

    No amount of strangeness will make me listen to Nine Inch Nails. Also, could you imagine looking at someone’s CD collection and seeing a $300 NIN deluxe album. How could you even look at them again?

  3. Gareth says:

    Think I’d have a problem with someone owning a $300 deluxe album, no matter who the artist was to be honest. Clearly a shithead; but I’d much prefer artists milk the shitheads if it means my music’s free!

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