Monday, May 21, 2007

Trent Reznor Lashes Out At Record Company

Trent Reznor Lashes Out At Record Company

Great article featuring comments from Nine Inch Nails leader Trent Reznor about hour the music industry is screwing it's own consumer base. Outraged at the insane price of his own album in Australia, he took it up with a record exec and was told that since his band has a true fanbase of devoted fans, they can charge more. It's the pop stuff they have to discount to get people to buy. Reznor didn't think much of that, and is quoted as saying "No wonder people steal music."

Music and Movie companies have to be the only industry that thinks the way to solve their problems is to rip off their own consumer base even more. Although I am not all that familiar with his music (except for the music in the 300 trailer), kudos to Trent Reznor for going public with what the record company was doing.

Comments on "Trent Reznor Lashes Out At Record Company"


Anonymous Marina said ... (May 22, 2007 12:00 AM) : 

Thanks for the post.

The price of that album is insane. Goes to show that the artists and distributors aren't on the same page.

Very sad.


Blogger Eaglewing said ... (May 22, 2007 12:52 AM) : 

No kidding, they're not on the same page. I think the record companies are beating a dead horse with CD sales. The future is the internet and lower costs with quicker distribution. The more artists that push that front and get control away from the big companies that are ripping us off, the better off we'll all be.


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