Love him or hate him, you’ve got to admit that Nine Inch Nails (NIN) frontman Trent Reznor is not only one of the most innovative musicians around when it comes to alternative distribution models–he’s also one of the most successful. With his most recent albums, Ghosts I–IV and The Slip, Reznor has managed to pull off what many thought impossible: he released both albums under Creative Commons licenses, made them freely available for download on the Internet and still sold a boatload of records. In the above interview with Digg founder Kevin Rose, Reznor talks about his successes and failures in trying to navigate the post-record label landscape and shares his thoughts on the future of the music industry. For the full interview (wherein he gives advice to musicians hoping to distribute their work over the web and talks about his favorite fan remixes of NIN songs), click here.
NIN Frontman Trent Reznor Talks Alternative Distribution ModelsNIN Frontman Trent Reznor Talks Alternative Distribution ModelsNIN Frontman Trent Reznor Talks Alternative Distribution Models