hello everyone. i’ve waited a long time to be able to make the following announcement: as of right now nine inch nails is a totally free agent, free of any recording contract with any label. i have been under recording contracts for 18 years and have watched the business radically mutate from one thing to something inherently very different and it gives me great pleasure to be able to finally have a direct relationship with the audience as i see fit and appropriate. look for some announcements in the near future regarding 2008. exciting times, indeed.
Så fra nå av kommer Nine Inch Nails til å ordne med alt selv. Og selge musikken sin direkte til fansen uten mellomledd. Lignende ting skjer med andre band, som Radiohead som selger sitt nye album med pris bestemt av kjøperen.
Gizmodo kommenterer med følgende:
If two of the biggest acts in the industry can see the digital writing on the wall and totally embrace itâ€”that the old way of doing business is brokenâ€”why can’t the labels? What Radiohead and NIN are showing is that the business model «of the future» feared by entrenched interests isn’t arriving some time in the horizon. It’s touching down now