16 May 2007

Nine Inch Sales: Reznor blasts record label; sticks it to "the man"... in the ass!

Trent Reznor has spoken out against Universal for the high pricing of his band's latest album, 'Year Zero', which has been out for about a month already and all the initial "true fan" sales are over, but hey, preach on Trent!

In a posting on the bands website, Reznor said that the pricing is 'absurd' and accused the label of ripping off the band's fans. Oh, hell no!

Reznor wrote: "As the climate grows more and more desperate for record labels, their answer to their mostly self-inflicted wounds seems to be to screw the consumer over even more." As an example, Reznor cited the "absurd" retail pricing of 'Year Zero' in Australia. Well, ellow.

Your boy Trent wrote, "Shame on you, UMG. 'Year Zero' is selling for $34.99 Australian dollars ($29.10 US). No wonder people steal music. Avril Lavigne's record in the same store was $21.99 ($18.21 US)."

Reznor continued: "When I asked a label rep about this his response was: 'It's because we know you have a real core audience that will pay whatever it costs when you put something out - you know, true fans. It's the pop stuff we have to discount to get people to buy.'

"So... I guess as a reward for being a 'true fan' you get ripped off." He concluded by saying that Nine Inch Nails are planning to release a full-length remix collection, with details to come soon.

Yo T, hook us up with a FREE downloadable box set! Aiight? Sweet, thanks!

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