March 04, 2008
In case you might've missed this, NiN has released a new 2-disc album using the creative commons license.
:: Nine Inch Nails "Ghosts I - IV"
Ghosts I - IV
It looks to be around two hours of music, and it's completely instrumental. Even if you don't think you're a fan of NiN, check out the free download. The quiet ambient-ish tracks outnumber the noisy ones. ;)
Ghosts I is available as a free MP3 download @ 320kb/s. You can buy all four as a digital download for five bucks in a choice of formats, including FLAC!
I love this attitude, and I hope to see even more artists embrace this type of releasing. Of course, you've got to be a well known artist to do this sort of thing and come out with a profit... and in this case they don't have anything to worry about. They've already sold out the $300 limited edition of the release at 2500 units (that $750,000... *cough* Those crazy die-hard fans).
I hope they realize how lucky they are to have the freedom to do this. :)