My, that Trent Reznor is an awfully angry man. Pretty obvious if you’ve ever heard ‘Burn’ by his band Nine Inch Nails, and if you’ve been following his rants against the music industry recently, where he’s been urging fans to pirate his music rather than actually pay for the ‘overpriced’ CDs themselves.
Reznor has been ranting on the band’s website, and all but said they’re going to follow Radiohead and release their next album exclusively online. With the subject of ‘big news’, he said “Hello everyone. I’ve waited a LONG time to be able to make the following announcement: as of right now Nine Inch Nails is a totally free agent, free of any recording contract with any label. I have been under recording contracts for 18 years and have watched the business radically mutate from one thing to something inherently very different and it gives me great pleasure to be able to finally have a direct relationship with the audience as I see fit and appropriate. Look for some announcements in the near future regarding 2008. Exciting times, indeed.”
Looks like he’s had second thoughts about urging fans to BitTorrent his albums illegally, and decided the sensible route would be simply cutting out the middle-man and doing an In Rainbows-style manoeuvre. Clever man, that Reznor. Now, about that duet with David Bowie…
Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails urges Australian fans to pirate his CDs
Radiohead’s In Rainbows available to download midnight tonight at 160KBPS
Radiohead ARE selling their new album In Rainbows online… and they want you to set the price