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The Slip is now out! If you are interested in this limited edition physical version, act soon as we are only making one run of these. For more detailed information, CLICK HERE.

The Slip continues to be available as a free download RIGHT HERE.

We are leaving for our tour that begins THIS WEEK! The first wave of tour dates are RIGHT HERE. Keep watching – many more will be announced soon.

The new nin.com is right around the corner…

posted by Trent Reznor at 7:26 PM pst, from los angeles

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[flickr] Lights In The Sky: Over South America 2008

Nine Inch Nails is pleased to announce the first wave of tour dates for the Lights In The Sky: Over South America 2008 tour:

Tuesday October 7, 2008 – via Funchal, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Thursday October 9, 2008 – Pepsi on Stage, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Sunday October 12, 2008 – Coliseo El Campin Bogota Colombia

Wednesday October 15, 2008 – Poliedro de Caracas,Venezuela

Watch the performance page for updated details and on-sale/pre-sale information. More tour dates will be announced soon.

taken from nin’s official flickr account

New track DISCIPLINE out now!

Download your own copy of Discipline RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW for free.

Or…
The three of us will destroy you!

(thank you Shiho!)

REMIX it!

We have some tour info coming… SOON (I know you love that word) as well as some other info about something else, too.

posted by Trent Reznor at 7:08 pm pst, from los angeles

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added: say hello to Shiho! more puppet action in sydney and hong kong!

Get the new track DISCIPLINE here right now.

Lots going on!
Some of you may have heard a new Nine Inch Nails track on your radio today. You can download your own copy of the track RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW for free.

Take your shirt off and dance to it!
REMIX it!
Enjoy.

What else is going on? Hmmn. We’re considering a real-time live webcast of me signing 2,500 copies of the just-arrived, super-ultra-mega-deluxe GHOSTS edition all day Thursday. These really turned out great and I can’t wait to sign EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM.
We have some tour info coming… SOON (I know you love that word) as well as some other info about something else, too.

posted by Trent Reznor at 11:20 pm pst, from los angeles

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added:

listen to the unedidet, longer version of discipline from remix.nin.com [5:01]
DOWNLOAD

new single

Hello everyone. Lots going on…

Some of you may have heard a new Nine Inch Nails track on your radio today. You will be able to download your own copy of the track right here later tonight for free – stop back in a few hours.

What else is going on? Hmmn. We’re considering a real-time live webcast of me signing 2,500 copies of the just-arrived, super-ultra-mega-deluxe GHOSTS edition all day Thursday. These really turned out great and I can’t wait to sign EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM.

We have some tour info coming… SOON (I know you love that word) as well as some other info about something else, too.

posted by Trent Reznor at 3:08 pm pst, from los angeles

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Everything is right on track

Today’s checklist:

hold the standard CD version of GHOSTS in my hands: CHECK
see the new deluxe packages coming off the printing press: CHECK
listen to the Blu-Ray version of GHOSTS to check for errors: CHECK
start working on set-lists for the upcoming tour: CHECK
continue work on a something I can’t tell you about yet: CHECK
get a shitty, poorly written “review” of GHOSTS by an asshole who probably didn’t listen to the record on Pitchfork: CHECK

Everything going as planned!
More soon.
TR

posted by Trent Reznor at 2:57 pm pst, from los angeles

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added: click here for the shitty, poorly written “review” of GHOSTS by an asshole who probably didn’t listen to the record on Pitchfork.

(i’ve seen much worse reviews. stop being a cry-baby, trent. xoxo, dori.)

We are coming!

Lots going on in the world of nine inch nails…

Confirming a very poorly kept secret, the band has been reformed (details coming!) and we are about to embark on an extensive tour. The first wave of dates I can mention at this time appear below. Many more to come!

See you soon.

July 25 Pemberton BC Pemberton Festival
July 26 Seattle WA Key Arena at Seattle Center
July 28 Edmonton ALB Rexall Place
July 29 Calgary ALB Pengrowth Saddledome
July 31 Winnipeg MAN MTS Centre
August 2 Minneapolis MN Target Center
August 5 Toronto ONT Air Canada Centre
August 7 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena
August 8 Worcester MA DCU Center
August 12 Knoxville TN Knoxville Civic Coliseum
August 13 Duluth GA Gwinnett Arena
August 15 Oklahoma City OK Ford Center
August 16 Houston TX Toyota Center
August 18 Dallas TX American Airlines Center
August 20 Saint Louis MO Scottrade Center
August 22 Cleveland OH Quicken Loans Arena
August 23 Auburn Hills MI Palace of Auburn Hills
August 27 East Rutherford NJ Izod Center
August 29 Philadelphia PA Wachovia Center
August 31 Lexington KY Rupp Arena
September 2 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheater
September 3 Salt Lake City UT The E Center Of West Valley
September 5 Oakland CA Oracle Arena (formerly Oakland Arena)
September 6 Inglewood CA The Forum

posted by Trent Reznor at 2:34 pm pst, from los angeles

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saul follow-up and facts

niggy.jpg

It’s a strange time to be an artist in the recording business. It’s pretty easy to see what NOT to do these days, but less obvious to know what’s right. As I find myself free from the bloated bureaucracy of major labels, finally able to do whatever I want… well, what is that? What is the “right” way to release records, treat your music and your audience with respect and attempt to make a living as well? I have a number of musician friends who are either in a similar situation or feel they soon will be, and it’s a real source of anxiety and uncertainty.
I’d like to share my experience releasing Saul Williams’ “The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust” and what I’ve learned from the process. Perhaps by revealing of all our data – our “dirty laundry” – we can contribute to a better solution.

A quick history: Saul makes a great record that I produce. We can’t find the right home at a major label. We decide to release it ourselves, digitally. Saul does not have limitless financial resources so we shop around for a company that can fulfill our needs. We choose Musicane because they are competent and are willing to adapt to what we want. The results are here: niggytardust.com

We offer the entire record free (as in totally free to the visitor – we pay bandwidth costs) as 192 MP3s, or for $5 you can choose higher fidelity versions and feel good about supporting the artist directly. We offer all major CCs and PayPal as payment options.
Here’s what I was thinking: Fans are interested in music as soon as it’s available (that’s a good thing, remember) and usually that’s a leak from the label’s manufacturing plants. Offering the record digitally as its first appearance in the marketplace eliminates that problem. I thought if you offered the whole record free at reasonable quality – no strings attached – and offered a hassle free way to show support that clearly goes straight to the artists who made it at an unquestionably low price people would “do the right thing”. I know, I know…
Well, now I DO know and you will too.

Saul’s previous record was released in 2004 and has sold 33,897 copies.

As of 1/2/08,
154,449 people chose to download Saul’s new record.
28,322 of those people chose to pay $5 for it, meaning:
18.3% chose to pay.

Of those paying,

3220 chose 192kbps MP3
19,764 chose 320kbps MP3
5338 chose FLAC

Keep in mind not one cent was spent on marketing this record. The only marketing was Saul and myself talking as loudly as we could to anybody that would listen.
If 33,897 people went out and bought Saul’s last record 3 years ago (when more people bought CDs) and over 150K – five times as many – sought out this new record, that’s great – right?
I have to assume the people knowing about this project must either be primarily Saul or NIN fans, as there was very little media coverage outside our direct influence. If that assumption is correct – that most of the people that chose to download Saul’s record came from his or my own fan-base – is it good news that less than one in five feel it was worth $5? I’m not sure what I was expecting but that percentage – primarily from fans – seems disheartening.
Add to that: we spent too much (correction, I spent too much) making the record utilizing an A-list team and studio, Musicane fees, an old publishing deal, sample clearance fees, paying to give the record away (bandwidth costs), and nobody’s getting rich off this project.

But…
Saul’s music in in more people’s iPods than ever before and people are interested in him. He’ll be touring throughout the year and we will continue to get the word out however we can.

So – if you’re an artist looking to utilize this method of distribution, make of these figures what you will and hopefully this info is enlightening.

Best,
TR

posted by Trent Reznor at 1:04 pm

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