Nine Inch Nails album earns $1.6 million on Web

greensnacks

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A big FU to the RIAA.

news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080314/wr_nm/nineinchnails_dc_1

DENVER (Billboard) - The online release of the new Nine Inch Nails album, "Ghosts I-IV," resulted in just under 800,000 transactions in its first week, totaling $1.6 million in revenue, the industrial-rock band has revealed.

The tally includes free and paid downloads, as well as advance orders for physical configurations like various limited-edition vinyl releases, CDs, and a boxed set.

"Ghosts I-IV," the band's first release since becoming a free agent last October, went on sale March 2 at its Web site, http://www.nin.com. Fans can receive the first nine songs from the 36-track project for free, or can pay $5 for the entire digital album.

NIN will not release traditional sales figures to SoundScan, whose data are used to compiled the Billboard 200 albums chart.

A $10 double-CD set will reach stores on April 8. A $70 deluxe edition and a $300 autographed version will ship May 1.

After Nine Inch Nails' contract with Interscope expired, the label released a remix album, "Y34RZ3R0R3MIX3D." The band's last studio release, "Year Zero," debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 last April with 187,000 copies.
 

burky79

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Been posted over here : http://wackbag.com/showthread.php?p=2499190

But it's still amazing that the record companies stick to antiquated delivery methods for their artists material.

This will all come to ahead some day as it is still brewing.

I really have no idea what the final result/compromise will be.