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NiN giving away The Slip

Written by Matti Vähäkainu (Google+) @ 05 May 2008 6:05 User comments (7)

NiN giving away The Slip Nine Inch Nails has released a new album called The Slip under creative commons license and it is completely free to download. The group encourages everyone to "remix it, share it with your friends, post it on your blog, play it on your podcast, give it to strangers, etc."
The Slip, consisting ten tracks, can be downloaded in several formats through a link that is sent to your email address. In addition to "high-quality MP3, FLAC or M4A lossless at CD quality and even higher-than-CD quality 24/96 WAVE" formats the album will be released on CD and vinyl in July. The downloadable files are all 100% DRM-free and the larger FLAC lossless, M4A apple lossless and high definition WAVE 24/96 packages are distributed via BitTorrent.

You can sign up for the free download through a form at: 

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7 user comments

15.5.2008 8:35

funny thing is is all media did this profits would only go down 20-40% across the board.

25.5.2008 9:54

Another big kudos to Trent for this one!

I'll pick it up later on today.

35.5.2008 10:39


45.5.2008 13:16


55.5.2008 15:50

Good to see that they continue to give away their music for free with no RIAA BS :)

66.5.2008 2:59

In this way is NIN gong to screw the RIAA and a bunch of lawyers ? If so, I love it !!!

"The flimsier the product,the higher the price"
Ferengi 82nd rule of aqusition

76.5.2008 12:31

Give to your fans and your fans will give back. And you will gain more fans. Artists need to be viewed as hard working peers, not businesses out to take as much money from their fans in order to support a lavish lifestyle. Trent is separating himself from the system that has been equated with such greed. I respect an artist whose creativity isn't driven by the dollar. While it's important to make money to survive, it should also be evident that an artist truly loves what he/she does and respects those who listen. It should be more important to reach people on an emotional level, rather than reaching into their pocket. The support will come when the respect has been earned

While I haven't purchased anything from Metallica since the Napster p2p fallout, I do understand where they were coming from at the time. The impact of downloading music was new and not completely understood. And they didn't have the balls to think outside the box and try to understand their fans. It was a knee-jerk reaction to what may have been viewed as a threat to their lifestyle of indulgence. It also doesn't seem to have dawned on them at the time that maybe the system they were a part of was broken. If they did, would they still have launched an all-out attack on their fans, or would they have tried to break free from the chains that bound them? I guess we'll never know.

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