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 @ 9:53am

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    Unless I'm mistaken, it's released under a Creative Commons license... so I suppose that means sharing it is allowed.

    At $5 for 36 tracks, though, even the poorest of college students can afford it, which, I imagine, is the point. :)

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