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Nine Inch Nails releases more free music

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Jun 2008 18:49 User comments (7)

Nine Inch Nails releases more free music In commemoration of its upcoming Nine Inch Nails: Lights in the Sky tour, the band has released a nice five-track EP on its website with songs from itself and four other bands which are on the tour.
According to the NIN website, the songs are all "high quality, DRM-free, fully-tagged MP3 files" and each download will even come with "cover art and a pack of digital extras."

The five track EP includes the following songs:
1. a place to bury strangers - "to fix the gash in your head"
2. does it offend you, yeah? - "we are rockstars"
3. crystal castles - "crimewave (crystal castles vs HEALTH)"
4. deerhunter - "like new"
5. nine inch nails - "echoplex"

For those interested in picking up the free EP, all you need to do is sign up here and provide a working email address. You will then be emailed a download code for the EP and digital extras.

In early May, the band was applauded for fighting back against the record companies and giving away part of its album "Ghosts I-IV" for free in better-than-CD quality. The band also offered the CD in physical format and the rest of the CD in digital format for much cheaper prices than most CDs cost today. Their "experiment" is said to have netted $1.6 million USD for the band, with little to no production costs and nothing to pay to the labels.

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7 user comments

15.6.2008 19:18

I'm a big fan on NIN and applaued what Trent is doing...but whenever these types or articles get written they always add "with little to no production costs and nothing to pay to the labels." Or similar.
What about bandwidth costs? giving away 200mb of data to (conservatively) 250,000 people amounts to 50 Terrabytes of data! That can't be cheap.
Why don't the bands who do this (NIN, Radiohead, etc) use torrents? it will cheapen their bandwidth and promote the legal use of the torrent system.

25.6.2008 21:55

Originally posted by magnets:
I'm a big fan on NIN and applaued what Trent is doing...but whenever these types or articles get written they always add "with little to no production costs and nothing to pay to the labels." Or similar.
What about bandwidth costs? giving away 200mb of data to (conservatively) 250,000 people amounts to 50 Terrabytes of data! That can't be cheap.
Why don't the bands who do this (NIN, Radiohead, etc) use torrents? it will cheapen their bandwidth and promote the legal use of the torrent system.
NIN does use torrents on their lossless format. When I downloaded the last one a torrent file was available.

And on a different note, what the hell is going on with aggravting drop down banners? I can't even read the damn story without having to click close on every page. Evertime I turn around a freaking Nero or Circuit City banner is blocking it.

35.6.2008 22:05

Quote:
Originally posted by magnets:
I'm a big fan on NIN and applaued what Trent is doing...but whenever these types or articles get written they always add "with little to no production costs and nothing to pay to the labels." Or similar.
What about bandwidth costs? giving away 200mb of data to (conservatively) 250,000 people amounts to 50 Terrabytes of data! That can't be cheap.
Why don't the bands who do this (NIN, Radiohead, etc) use torrents? it will cheapen their bandwidth and promote the legal use of the torrent system.
NIN does use torrents on their lossless format. When I downloaded the last one a torrent file was available.

And on a different note, what the hell is going on with aggravting drop down banners? I can't even read the damn story without having to click close on every page. Evertime I turn around a freaking Nero or Circuit City banner is blocking it.
Please post your problem here, thanks :)

http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/664079

45.6.2008 22:16

Good, NiN know what to do... should have been done a long time ago.

55.6.2008 22:23

Quote:
NIN does use torrents on their lossless format. When I downloaded the last one a torrent file was available.

And on a different note, what the hell is going on with aggravting drop down banners? I can't even read the damn story without having to click close on every page. Evertime I turn around a freaking Nero or Circuit City banner is blocking it.
Ah, i didn't know that, well then, Yay NIN :0)

for your banner issue, use Firefox with adblock. Problem solved (though I'm not sure how after dawn feel about that...)

67.6.2008 18:01

@TSRSteve

if you read the link DVDBack23 linked you to, you'll find this is not a new issue and that the powers that be are aware of it and addressing it continually in favor of the users.

As far as the article goes; i'm glad to see Trent moving forward on this front.

Back in the day, i listened to more than my fair share of NIN music. :)

712.6.2008 10:35
davidrose
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IT IS WELLL NIN, and others Thanks for the above...

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