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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  1. identicon
    Hellsvilla, 14 Mar 2008 @ 8:59am

    Re: This simplistic view is getting really tiresom

    You're comparing new business models for "artists" to the future lack of employment for "entertainment professionals". The two don't have anything to do with each other.

    The collapsing of the entertainment dynasty will have many people without employment. But the actual artists will be just fine. This is getting rid of waste. If you're waste, prepare to be gotten rid of.

    Noone seriously expects there will be no jobs lost in this revolution. But all enlightened individuals expect the actual artists will be far better off than they were before. Just because they don't need you anymore doesn't mean you should have the right to force them to need you. Deal with it, and move on. Or fight it, and get left behind. Choice is yours. The entertainment cartel is ending, and the artists are going to be better off.

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