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Trent Awarded Webby “Artist of the Year” Award

webbyawards-710845Trent has won the Webby Award for Artist of the Year. The award recognizes the free release of The Slip and NIN’s increasing level of online connectedness with fans.

Update: Nine Inch Nails has also been awarded Creative Review’s Annual “Best In Book” for their interactive stage design on 2008’s Lights In The Sky tour.

posted by nin pr at 7:29am

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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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The Slip Download Map

We are hard at work preparing for the upcoming tour. Lots of new surprises in store, and a stage that makes my head hurt thinking about it (kind of in a good way… kind of).

Anyway, our computer wizards presented some data to us in an interesting way and we thought we’d share it with you. CLICK HERE to download a Google Earth KML file representing downloads of our latest record The Slip according to geographic region. We’ve had just over 1,400,000 people download The Slip from our site since its release May 5th (that number represents individual people, and excludes multiple downloads from the same order), and this map displays ONLY downloads that came directly from us.

To open the file, make sure you have the Google Earth software installed first. If the KML doesn’t open automatically, find the downloaded file on your hard drive and double-click it. Once it’s open, you’ll want to turn off other layers for the best view. Slower computers might have some trouble running this file.

Here are some screenshots:

P.S. – If you are one of the people from Fiji who got the record, can we crash on your couch?

Additional note to artists:
The idea for this visualization originally came from some data sent to us by Topspin. These guys helped us out with our digital delivery for a while and are in my opinion the best option out there for artists to deliver their goods to their audience on their own terms. Keep an eye on them – they are leagues ahead of everyone else in terms of infrastructure and philosophy.

posted by Trent Reznor at 12:08 am pst, from los angeles

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added: ian rogers, ceo at topspin, posted this in response!

[flickr] The Slip Download Map: Europe

This is a screenshot from a Google Earth KML file which charts the approximately 1,400,000 people who have downloaded The Slip from nin.com according to their geographic region. Full details at nin.com.

CLICK HERE to download the KML file. To use it, please make sure you have the Google Earth software installed first. If the KML doesn’t open automatically, find the downloaded file on your hard drive and double-click it. Once it’s open, you’ll want to turn off other layers for the best view. Slower computers might have some trouble running this file.

More screenshots:
US & Mexico
Asia
Australia
South America

taken from nin’s official flickr account

The Slip retail information (updated 21 June 08)

We’re releasing a sales sheet to retail today, so some of you clever buggers will undoubtedly unearth this valuable information! Let me make it easy for you:

The Slip will be available in an individually numbered 2 disc, 6 panel digipak & double gatefold vinyl.
The digi will be LIMITED to 250,000 pieces only, each individually numbered, and will include a DVD of NIN performing live tracks from The Slip at rehearsals, a 24-page booklet, and an exclusive sticker pack.

UPDATE: The same limited edition digipak will now be released everywhere – limited to 250,000 worldwide. This will be the only version of the digipak available.

The gatefold vinyl release contains 1 LP (180 gram vinyl) and a 24-page booklet (vinyl is not limited or numbered).

CD Street Date (US & Canada): July 22, 2008
CD Street Date (UK & Europe): July 21, 2008
Vinyl Street Date (US & Canada): August 5, 2008
Vinyl Street Date (UK & Europe): August 4, 2008
Japan and Australia release info is TBA

The Slip will remain free for download indefinitely from theslip.nin.com.

Also, I was rummaging through the archives and found the first part of the “God Given” video we never finished. Enjoy!

posted by Trent Reznor at 2:22 pm pst, from los angeles

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The Slip retail information

We’re releasing a sales sheet to retail today, so some of you clever buggers will undoubtedly unearth this valuable information! Let me make it easy for you:

The Slip will be available in an individually numbered 2 disc, 6 panel digipak & double gatefold vinyl in the US, Canada, and parts of Japan.
The digi will be LIMITED to 200,000 pieces only, each individually numbered, and will include a DVD of NIN performing live tracks from The Slip at rehearsals, a 24-page booklet, and an exclusive sticker pack.
For UK, Europe, Australia, and other territories, the release will not be limited or numbered, but will otherwise be identical.
The gatefold vinyl release contains 1 LP (180 gram vinyl) and a 24-page booklet (vinyl is not limited or numbered anywhere).

CD Street Date (US & Canada): July 22, 2008
CD Street Date (UK & Europe): July 21, 2008
Vinyl Street Date (US & Canada): August 5, 2008
Vinyl Street Date (UK & Europe): August 4, 2008
Japan and Australia release info is TBA

The Slip will remain free for download indefinitely from theslip.nin.com.

Also, I was rummaging through the archives and found the first part of the “God Given” video we never finished. Enjoy!

posted by Trent Reznor at 2:22 pm pst, from los angeles

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HALO 27

Click HERE to get the new full-length nine inch nails record: the slip

(thank you for your continued and loyal support over the years – this one’s on me)

** UPDATE
Some friends at hydrogenaudio pointed out an error with the high resolution WAVE files we didn’t catch. The corrected files are now posted along with high resolution FLAC files as well. If you’re interested in these, simply re-download the new files.
Sorry for the hassle!

posted by Trent Reznor at 11:17 am pst, from los angeles

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added: check hydrogenaudio’s thread for the slip including trent’s message to the audiophile nerds.