Monday, November 05, 2007

Nine Inch show nails

We've been waiting for Trent Reznor's next digital move, and here it is: Niggy Tardust, an album by Saul Williams. It's free in MP3, $5 in higher quality and produced by Reznor.

Reznor is quick to point out he's not merely using Williams as a stalking-horse to try out the idea:

Radiohead is one of my favorite bands, and if I were sitting on a finished Nine Inch Nails record right now, I would do exactly the same thing they're doing. I think that right now, the music industry is between business models.

When Reznor says "the exact same thing", presumably that's not including the eye-wateringly expensive physical version. Presumably.