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RIAA chases down promotional tracks

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Apr 2007 9:55 User comments (24)

RIAA chases down promotional tracks Nine Inch Nails, trying to promote their new album "Year Zero" have hit a roadblock. That roadblock is the RIAA.
In trying to promote their album, NIN released an internet scavenger hunt that led to a website where you can download singles from the new album. The band also dropped USB flash drives in the bathrooms of their concert venues, with each drive containing a song from the new album.

The idea was to get fans to swap the music and start talking about the new CD which is exactly what happened.

The whole plan backfired when the RIAA began to send out emails demanding the fans to remove the music from their sites and threatening to sue them for every single shared.

Why the RIAA is going against a decision that was signed off by the label they are trying to protect is anyones guess.


Source:
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24 user comments

18.4.2007 10:00

Quote:
Why the RIAA is going against a decision that was signed off by the label they are trying to protect is anyones guess.
Because the RIAA is scum, that is why! They are so worried about lining their pockets that they refuse to use common sense.

/me pulls down his pants and presents his left cheek to the MPAA and his right to the RIAA.

28.4.2007 10:01

bunch of bullies. the dont know when to quit. RIAA will never win this war they started.

38.4.2007 10:46
corn
Inactive

Why can't they mind there own business!! NIN wanted this to happen, and I think it should be NIN's choice to stop it or not.

48.4.2007 11:23
AXT
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Down with the RIAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Those greedy CEO's just want to line their pockets with cash. They don't give a fuck about the artists.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 08 Apr 2007 @ 11:28

58.4.2007 12:30

NIN should tell them both to fuck off and so should every other music artist. I say bring on the lawsuits you bastards. Lets see how many you win in court when people stand up to your BS.

68.4.2007 12:54

What they fail to mention in the article is that NIN has made the album in it's entirety available for download on their website. For Free.

Curious how the RIAA will handle that one.

78.4.2007 13:50

RIAA, listen here:

88.4.2007 14:26

hehe, i woulder what would happen if someone let them selfs get take to court and lose to RIAA over this.

Just so they could open an appeal to counter sue the RIAA for suing them for distributing content that was already free and was consented to be that way by the copyright/label holder.

hehe, might just make them think more carefully about future cases, tho im sure it wont, would be intresting to see how much you could screw back, oh and the compensation dont forget the compensation payment.

98.4.2007 17:15

The big question is, how can the RIAA possibly have any legal standing to sue? Since it was the actual copyright holders who were distributing the music, the RIAA has no legal right to get involved.

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108.4.2007 20:23

the RIAA is a disembodied laywer firm loosely attached to the Media mafia they give them moeny and let them do things on their own and when the label and artis try something new the RIAA claims foul because they are not getting enough moeny from the venture.

Bascily the RIAA has a mind of its own.

118.4.2007 20:35

Hey, could somebody who has time and is good with Photoshop finish that swastika in their logo?
They're only only one quarter of the way there and they've really earned a whole one.
Thanks.

128.4.2007 22:03
WierdName
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*rolls eyes* Thats the RIAA *rolls eyes again*

138.4.2007 22:06

Originally posted by WierdName:
*rolls eyes* Thats the RIAA *rolls eyes again*

the RIAA being a willful parasite of the media indutry undermining advancement and growth to protect itself?

148.4.2007 22:30
WierdName
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Quote:
Originally posted by WierdName:
*rolls eyes* Thats the RIAA *rolls eyes again*

the RIAA being a willful parasite of the media indutry undermining advancement and growth to protect itself?
Ya, pretty much.

158.4.2007 23:48
SamNz
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its there music shouldn't they be able to do whatever they want the RIAA will never win. its not like it matters anyways
i can very easily download a cd hours after release and they cant stop it ITS TOO BIG and its GLOBAL

die RIAA die

168.4.2007 23:59

I just noticed something cool. There is a song on the said album called 'God Given'. This is an excerpt from the lyrics:

"How can this be right?
I'm afraid we're gonna ask you to leave
This you cannot win
With the color of your skin
You won't be getting into the Promised Land
It's just another case
You people still don't know your place
Step aside, out the way, wipe that look off your face
Cause we are the devine separated from the swine

Come on, sing along, everybody now
God given"

Now, if you put it into this context, it sounds like they're talking about the RIAA.

-We're telling you to fark off.
-Wipe that (greedy) look off your face.
-"We" are the divine, the RIAA is the swine.
-This (battle) you cannot win.
-Distributing music is a "God given" right.

...or am I just stretching it too far?

179.4.2007 0:03

Originally posted by mspurloc:
Hey, could somebody who has time and is good with Photoshop finish that swastika in their logo?
They're only only one quarter of the way there and they've really earned a whole one.
Thanks.
edited: please no swastikas in the public forums. thanks :)

Just a quick one I did...
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189.4.2007 6:40

This article proves how greedy the RIAA is it dont make any sense that they are intervening in NIN person choice to promote their cd. Its crazy how they want to control every faze of the Music Industry. It would be different if they were giving away some else music but its their own and they have right to do with it as they please. They are way outta control with this BS!!

1910.4.2007 2:05

Makes you wonder what is really going on behind the scenes. I would like to see all the artists drop their labels when their contract is up and do their own thing online. WOuldn't that get the Riaa's panties in a bunch!

2010.4.2007 2:16
janrocks
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I was persued by them 3 years ago for releasing my own music online.. So I gave up with it. There's no point as a small independent artist trying to fight this shower of s***.

BTW.. What's wrong with a certain symbol? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika

2110.4.2007 2:18

Originally posted by janrocks:
I was persued by them 3 years ago for releasing my own music online.. So I gave up with it. There's no point as a small independent artist trying to fight this shower of s***.

BTW.. What's wrong with a certain symbol? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika[/quote]
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probably to keep the RIAA flaming down but really if the MP3 nazis don't deserve it who dose...

2210.4.2007 2:24

Well janrocks that's why they earn the title of mafiaa. If you don't grease the right palms you might as well wear concrete shoes while swimming. Also without knowing the specifics of what happened to you I don't see how they could stop you releasing something you own the copyright on.

2310.4.2007 2:50

Originally posted by Blackjax:
Well janrocks that's why they earn the title of mafiaa. If you don't grease the right palms you might as well wear concrete shoes while swimming. Also without knowing the specifics of what happened to you I don't see how they could stop you releasing something you own the copyright on.

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the media mafia/Corporations has the power to shut down any lil outfit legit or not,lets look at Link sang 10 cases filed with 2 or 3 courts in 2 or 3 countries,on a smaller scale they can just spam cease and desist letters and drag you into court they have the money to lose a case most normal people do not,just by haphazardly focusing on a tiny indavendaul they can bury them in debt and paper work..

2413.4.2007 14:45

It wouldn't surprise me one bit if the RIAA doesn't eventually try to stop free distribution of songs that are "public domain" because they don't get a kickback from them either.
If I remember correctly,Nine Inch Nails is an old group and they need all the exposure they can get if they want to sell their new album and I commend them for trying to reach the public and their fans in any way they can.
Personally,I won't buy a cd if I can't hear the tracks first!!!!
muskie

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