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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    deadzone (profile), 14 Mar 2008 @ 9:53am

    Re: This simplistic view is getting really tiresom

    You know what? Then come up with a better idea! Isn't that what it's all about anyway, regardless of what side you may pick? Seriously, as a consumer, all I want is for you guys to figure something out and do it that DOESN'T involve attacking me in some way or another through stuff like restrictive DRM or lawsuits.

    It's really that simple, so when people like Mike here at Techdirt offer up some sound and thoughtful commentary on the state of the music industry, I can appreciate it.

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