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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    The infamous Joe, 14 Mar 2008 @ 9:01am

    Re: This simplistic view is getting really tiresom

    I'm really tired of this overly-complicated, "I should keep getting paid for work I did in the past" view of things.

    If you need someone to mix your tracks, pay them. Once. They only mixed it once, afterall. Then, you don't have to keep track of how many times you perform the song, because you've already paid them. The artist, however, deserves to get paid each time they perform the song. (aka, Concerts)

    So, there ya go-- it really *IS* simple, unless you think like some kind of entitlist who feels because you have performed a service ONCE that you deserve to be paid for it for 100 years after that-- and your children should get paid for it too..

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