Monday, March 3, 2008

Kudos to Nine Inch Nails

I have to give credit where it's due.

The band Nine Inch Nails (a great act, by the way) has a new release coming out shortly. At this link you can get the music now.


Here's the deal:

  • You can download the 1st song, plus a PDF file with all the artist info, and get some computer wallpapers and stuff, for FREE.
  • You can download the entire new release, 36 tracks, for $5.
  • You can download the entire new release, plus get the CDs when they come out in April, for $10.
There are some other options for big fans, where you can buy a bunch of additional stuff, but it's all there on the Web site.

I want to applaud Trent Reznor (the man behind Nails) for following Radiohead and bringing the sale of music into the modern age.

Record companies whine nonstop about people who download music for free off the Internet instead of buying CDs, but at the same time they try and sell CDs for $15-$20 -- they fail to realize that the greatest side benefit of music piracy was that it showed the public just how little it should actually cost for a CD. I believe CDs should cost about $8 tops at this point.

So, go grab your free download link, check out Nails' new tune, and maybe buy the whole thing for $10!

Oh, and here is a link to the official Nine Inch Nails site.

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