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NIN releases tracks on The Pirate Bay

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Apr 2007 12:36 User comments (9)

NIN releases tracks on The Pirate Bay Although new Nine Inch Nails content has been available online and free at their website, NIN.com for some time now, the band made an interesting announcement on their website yesterday. The brief announcement stated that the band was releasing three new tracks for download but that they would be available via torrent protocol and that the torrents had been uploaded to The Pirate Bay.
The Pirate Bay is and has been, one of the largest and most popular public torrent trackers and the defiance of the admins to bullying by the US entertainment industry has made the site a symbol of the torrent community.

The three songs released are "Capital G", "My Violent Heart" and "Me, Im Not", and NIN's decision to upload these tracks shows that at least one band understands the importance of torrents in reaching out to their target audiences.

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9 user comments

128.4.2007 14:28

nine inch nails has always made huge leaps for the music industry from being the first group to release albums in 5.1 audio to the whole concerts in HD. they will always stand for progression of thier music and the music industry. Trent Reznor understands that if it is good people will BUY and they will GOTO shows. considering most record labels are the ones to make the money not the bands when cds sell it doesn't hurt him any cause he owns his label, and they make far more off a single tour then all the record sales. LONG LIVE TRENT

228.4.2007 15:43

I'm not even really a fan, but it's nice to see that there are still famous musicians with class.

328.4.2007 18:57

Good on him for leading the way, hopefully other bands follow his lead.

428.4.2007 20:15

Totally unrelated, other than another artist, Ice Cube also pulled away and has his own label and independently released his latest CD. I believe he is also one of the first go out on his own and thus, he will take in the profits and not a corporation that owns his contract. It will be very interesting to see what happens if more artists start doing this type of thing.

528.4.2007 23:45

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The three songs released are "Capital G", "My Violent Heart" and "Me, Im Not", and NIN's decision to upload these tracks shows that at least one band understands the importance of torrents in reaching out to their target audiences.
Couldn't have said it better myself :) Well done NIN. Giving it to the man :D

629.4.2007 2:04

I don't mean to rain on anyone's parade but what they released are not full retail songs, but rather raw audio tracks, I mean the guitars, the drum loops, the bass lines etc., that can be used for remixes and stuff. Of course 100% appreciation for their efforts. :)

729.4.2007 18:39

Originally posted by SProdigy:
Totally unrelated, other than another artist, Ice Cube also pulled away and has his own label and independently released his latest CD. I believe he is also one of the first go out on his own and thus, he will take in the profits and not a corporation that owns his contract. It will be very interesting to see what happens if more artists start doing this type of thing.
the reason people used to need record companies was to help promote them and get the word out around the world.

but now with the proliferation of the internet and file sharing, artists will find in the future that they need record companies less and less

84.5.2007 17:50

Dudes. What if every artist started using bittorrent and we could all get music for free.. Wait.. can't we already do that? :)

94.5.2007 18:05

Originally posted by SProdigy:
Totally unrelated, other than another artist, Ice Cube also pulled away and has his own label and independently released his latest CD. I believe he is also one of the first go out on his own and thus, he will take in the profits and not a corporation that owns his contract. It will be very interesting to see what happens if more artists start doing this type of thing.
What Ice Cube did was start his own label, and then keep the profits that he earned from the CDs.

What NiN has done is they released the songs for free on torrents. Thats what "blasphemy" meant by leading the way.

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