Reznor Grosses $1.6 Million In The First Week Of Ghosts I-IV

from the nope,-no-way-for-musicians-to-make-money-at-all dept

Last week, we noted that Trent Reznor's latest experiment with business models had resulted in selling out the exclusive deluxe edition of his latest Nine Inch Nails offering, grossing $750,000. That, of course, didn't include any of the lower level sales. Reznor has now released the news that in the first week alone, the project has grossed $1.6 million in revenue, despite the fact that the music was widely available for free download (some of that helped along by Reznor himself). How long until someone says that there's no way to make money giving away music again?

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    ReallyEvilCanine, 14 Mar 2008 @ 8:51am

    This simplistic view is getting really tiresome

    Mike, your ideas about how artists should get paid is only applicable to a very small group of people in the industry who don't collaborate outside their own groups. In the majority of situations different people and groups function as author, composer, arranger, producer, and performer. How the hell do those people get paid? Do you seriously expect to shift the costs to the performers who would have to purchase the rights from the others and keep track of each song they play at each concert, cross-reference with the amount made at each concert and pay the percentages out?

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