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NIN Is Laughing All The Way To The Bank

Posted by - 07:21 PM on 03/12/08
Wondering just how much Nine Inch Nails' Ghosts made in its first week? Check out the details in the replies, and try not to say, "Wow."
 
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07:22 PM on 03/12/08
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NINE INCH NAILS GHOSTS I-IV FIRST WEEK FIGURES REVEALED

Nine Inch Nails' 36-track instrumental opus Ghosts I-IV, released March 2 via NIN.com, has amassed a first week total of 781,917 transactions (including free and paid downloads as well as orders for physical product), resulting in a take of $1,619,420 USD.

"These figures represent the most relevant and contemporary metric for measuring how Nine Inch Nails' music is reaching its fans," said NIN manager Jim Guerinot.

NIN's label The Null Corporation will not be releasing traditional sale figures to soundscan.

As previously reported, the $300 Ultra-Deluxe Limited Edition of Ghosts I-IV immediately sold out its run of 2500. The $5 Download, $10 2XCD set and $75 Limited Edition Deluxe versions are still available at NIN.com.

The $10 2XCD SET will be released to retail April 5 in Australia and Japan, April 8 in North America, and April 7 in the UK and most European territories. A $39 4X vinyl version will be available at retail April 8.

Ghosts I-IV has been released under the Creative Commons license.
http://creativecommons.org/
07:23 PM on 03/12/08
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Damn.
07:23 PM on 03/12/08
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holy shit...
07:24 PM on 03/12/08
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wooooooooooow

FIRST!
07:24 PM on 03/12/08
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Really? 800k people bought a triple cd full of instrumental tracks? This can't be right...
07:24 PM on 03/12/08
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Ahhhh What The Heeeeeell!!!!
07:24 PM on 03/12/08
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Pretty crazy. This is a great thing that they and Radiohead are doing, but there is one major flaw that everyone is kinda overlooking. Free music like this will only work well for very established artists, the smaller artists couldn't pull something like this off sadly
07:26 PM on 03/12/08
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I'll wait till April 8th to get this.
07:29 PM on 03/12/08
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I'm not sure how much I believe that... just seems a LITTLE insane.

Good for them though, music is still very much alive.
07:29 PM on 03/12/08
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holy balls.

i contributed $5.
07:31 PM on 03/12/08
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36 instrumental tracks? Wouldn't that get...boring?

And for the record I'm not hating, I haven't listened to it so I wouldn't know.
07:31 PM on 03/12/08
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That's awesome. Good for them.
07:35 PM on 03/12/08
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That's crazy-go-nuts.
07:35 PM on 03/12/08
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Pretty crazy. This is a great thing that they and Radiohead are doing, but there is one major flaw that everyone is kinda overlooking. Free music like this will only work well for very established artists, the smaller artists couldn't pull something like this off sadly

It will work fine for smaller artists (obviously they are not going to gross 1,000,000+). Fans of music will pay for good music. If they release a good album that they make available. They will:
A) Not lose profits to a record label
B) Watch as real music fans pick up their album
C) Become hyped by the music sites, which in turn, will turn even more people to the album

The only people who have anything to lose from giving their album away for free are bands that aren't releasing good albums. If you're target audience is 13 year old girls (see: ATL), then this is a terrible idea, but for people making real music out there, I can't see how this can go poorly.

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