A statement on their website thanks their fanbase for all their 'continued and loyal support over the years'. If you want to get a hold of the industrial rockers new album, The Slip, then follow this link. You will need to sign up with a valid email address. This is from the site itself:
'the music is available in a variety of formats including high-quality MP3, FLAC or M4A lossless at CD quality and even higher-than-CD quality 24/96 WAVE. your link will include all options - all free. all downloads include a PDF with artwork and credits.'
A nice little package for fans with the following tracklisting coming in at a 43 mins and 45 seconds:
- letting you
- head down
- lights in the sky
- corona radiata
- the four of us are dying
- demon seed
Once again, Trent Reznor's band through traditional business models out of the window. Just when web users might be beginning to expect a slow change in how bands distribute their content, Radiohead recently announced that their try-and-don't-even-buy model for the album In Rainbows was a one-off.
Now I'm not really a big fan of NIN myself but I am intrigued by their attitude towards how they see themselves in relation to the rest of the music industry. There is no doubt that Reznor is a savvy character who understand the mind-set of music file sharers, and this is definitely a move that has earned him a fair amount of respect amongst pirate circles. Maybe the momentum for digital distribution isn't quite there yet, but moves like this will continue to test the major labels.
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