NIN's Hesitation Marks Will Come In an Audio-Nerds-Only Version

Trent Reznor has a treat for audio nerds. When Nine Inch Nails' new record Hesitation Marks drops next week, it'll be available in regular and audiophile versions. The two sonic flavors will be mixed differently—One mix for the headphone clutching masses who demand "loudness," and one mix for the nerds who want to… » 8/28/13 2:50pm 8/28/13 2:50pm

Nine Inch Nails Version of Tap Tap Revenge Coming to iTunes

Tapulous—the creators of that Perfect Drug » 9/30/08 12:40am 9/30/08 12:40am of an app, Tap Tap Revenge—is partnering up with Nine Inch Nails to put over a dozen of the band's songs in the game. The alliance will be one of the first to bring licensed content to iPhone apps and, depending on how successful it is, could mark a surge of similar…

The Amazing Tech, Lasers and Lights Behind a Nine Inch Nails Concert

Trent Reznor, front man for Nine Inch Nails, is no stranger to cool tech, incredibly in-depth viral and ARG marketing campaigns, and new ways to entertain his fans live in concert. During their current Lights in the Sky tour, they let Wired writer Brian Gardiner and photographer Jon Snyder record and catalog basically… » 9/13/08 3:00pm 9/13/08 3:00pm

BSoD Repeatedly Strikes Nine Inch Nails Concerts

BSoDs have been plaguing NIN on their current tour. In fact, one has been popping up on the giant display behind them at just about every concert. So what's the deal? Will Trent be forced to fire his tech guy? Hardly. The truth is that it is all part of the act. The BSoD pops up for a split second near the end of the… » 9/11/08 10:43am 9/11/08 10:43am

Nine Inch Nails Releases Free Album In High Definition Audio

Tren Reznor is not only breaking the old distribution model, he's even breaking the newest, like Radiohead's pay-what-you-want: Nine Inch Nails' latest album—The Slip—is 100% free, no payment required in any case, not even when you download the whooping 1.2GB version—which includes high definition WAVE 24/96 files… » 5/05/08 9:50am 5/05/08 9:50am

Radiohead Tells Freebie-Loving Music Fans: 'That's Yer Lot'

Any hope that the pay-what-you-want release of In Rainbows would set a precedent for Radiohead albums of the future has been dashed. Tortured treehugger and all-round good bloke Thom Yorke set the record straight yesterday, calling the band's decision to let their fans agree on a price on their last release a… » 4/30/08 3:00pm 4/30/08 3:00pm

Universal's Legal Tangles With YouTube Kill Official Nine Inch Nails Fan Remix Site

If you picked up Nine Inch Nails'Year Zero remix album, 1337-ly titled Y34RZ3r0r3m1x3d, you probably noticed the second disc "halo 25 data," containing the multitrack master files for every song from Year Zero. Some of them had already been posted online not long after its initial release, and that experiment's… » 11/26/07 8:00pm 11/26/07 8:00pm

Radiohead, Saul Williams and the Inevitable Rise and Liberation of the Music Industry

Click to viewWhile Radiohead basked in adulation for dipping its toe into the digital future with the pay-what-you-will In Rainbows pre-release, it wasn't the first major act to toy with the internet model, and certainly wasn't making a genuine move toward disruption. Had it truly boldly gone where a few have gone… » 11/09/07 6:30pm 11/09/07 6:30pm

Trent Reznor and Saul Williams Show the Music Industry How to Release an Album Online

Journos and music fans from all corners fawned over Radiohead for their bold release strategy for In Rainbows. After breaking with the majors, Trent Reznor and his parter-in-crime Saul Williams are taking that strategy and stepping it up to the next level of awesome. Saul's new Trent-produced album The Inevitable Rise… » 11/02/07 3:10pm 11/02/07 3:10pm

Nine Inch Nails Dumps Record Labels, Going Direct to Fans

Hear that? It's the RIAA quaking in their diamond-coated boots as yet another A-list band gives labels the finger: Pretty hate machine Trent Reznor announced today that "as of right now Nine Inch Nails is a totally free agent, free of any recording contract with any label." Instead of futzing through the hapless… » 10/08/07 7:00pm 10/08/07 7:00pm