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?

Filed Under: business models, music, nine inch nails, trent reznor


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    Mr. Tunes, 14 Mar 2008 @ 8:51am

    well i bought it

    i haven't bought a nin album before, but i liked the demos i heard on the site and for $5 to get the whole album in FLAC i couldn't go wrong.

    i also am of the small breed who buys music though. i think when artists come up with creative models like this one almost anyone should be inclined to buy.

    i think the radiohead model of giving it away on the artist website is a little flaky.

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