Out of nowhere, Trent Rezner and Nine Inch Nails just put out a new release called Ghosts. Like Radiohead, NiN is one of the leaders in the emerging trend of superstar artists deciding to go it alone, go digital, and release in a variety of formats. The options for getting the album range from FREE to $300…. detailed below. What I love about this, is that a casual NiN fan like myself can either go free or pay $5 and get an amazing deal, complete with PDF album art/wallpaper/icons and other goodies…while the hardcore fans will jump all over the limited edition high-end $300 version. They are offering the best of both worlds and giving plenty of reason for people to pay money.
Now, unfortunately, we haven’t made a deal with Trent to distribute on Cruxy.com… but that isn’t what we care about. We care about all the rest of the artists out there who don’t have the money or time to create their own distribution system. That is what Cruxy was made for – the rest of you. Radiohead and NiN’s efforts aren’t just a fad or marketing stunt – it is the future, and its here now.
More detail on the Ghosts release
Ghosts I – The first 9 tracks from the Ghosts I-IV collection available as
high-quality DRM-free MP3s (320kbps LAME encoded, fully tagged) including complete 40 page PDF. Also includes the digital extras pack – various
wallpapers, icons, and graphics tools for your computer, website, profile, etc.
Ghosts I-IV – All 36 tracks in a variety of DRM-free digital formats (320
kbps LAME encoded, fully tagged; FLAC Lossless; Apple Lossless) including a 40
page PDF. Also includes the digital extras pack – various wallpapers, icons,
and graphics tools for your computer, website, profile, etc.
This version is also available from the Amazon MP3 store.
$10 2XCD SET
Ghosts I-IV – 2 audio CDs in a gatefold digipak package with a 16-page
booklet. To be shipped TBD. Includes immediate DRM-free download of the
entire collection in same choice of formats as $5 Download option. Download
will include the 40 page PDF and the digital extras pack – various wallpapers,
cons, and graphics tools for your computer, website, profile, etc.
This configuration will be released to retail in North America (April , Australia (April 5), the UK (April , Japan (April 5) and most European territories (April .
$75 LIMITED EDITION DELUXE PACKAGE
Ghosts I-IV – Hardcover book holding 2 audio CDs, 1 data DVD of all 36
tracks in multi-track format (in .wav files readable by Mac and Windows), and
Blu-ray disc featuring stereo recordings in high-definition 24 bit 96Khz with
exclusive slide show. Includes immediate DRM-free download of the entire
collection in all formats and with all extras mentioned above. Also includes
48-page hardcover of photographs by Phillip Graybill and Rob Sheridan.
Discs and art book both housed in fabric slipcover.
$300 ULTRA-DELUXE LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE
Ghosts I-IV – Contains all elements from deluxe package, along with
exclusive 4XLP 180-gram vinyl set, and two limited edition Giclee prints
available exclusively in this package. Disc book, art book, and prints are
all housed in a fabric slipcover. 4XLP vinyl set comes in its own fabric
slipcover. INCLUDES immediate DRM-free download of the entire collection in
all formats and with all extras mentioned above. LIMITED TO 2500 PIECES,
NUMBERED AND PERSONALLY SIGNED BY TRENT REZNOR.