Trent Reznor Hoping That Internet May Be Moved To Actually Shell Out Money For Music

Maura | March 2, 2008 - 9:28 am

AP050510020782.jpgTrent Reznor released the Nine Inch Nails album that he’s been hinting at on his blog tonight, a 36-track instrumental collection titled Ghosts I-IV, which Reznor describes as “music for daydreams” and which he recorded last year. Like the Saul Williams collaboration that Reznor helped bring to market a few months back, people can obtain the new music for free (the first nine tracks of the album) or $5 (all 36 tracks); however, he’s also giving his diehard fans the option to shell out even more money. Since the site’s presently slammed, we’ll give you the full details on how you can help support Trent’s further musical efforts–for as much as $300!–after the jump.

Free download
Ghosts I: The first nine tracks from the Ghosts I-IV collection as DRM-free MP3s, plus the 40-page PDF.

$5 download
Ghosts I-IV: All 36 tracks in a variety of digital formats, plus a 40-page PDF.

$10 two-disc set
A double-disc set, packaged in a Digipak with a 16-page booklet, to be shipped on April 8. Includes immediate download of album.

$75 deluxe edition
Ghosts I-IV in a “hardcover fabric slipcase containing two audio CDs, one data DVD with all tracks in multi-track format, and a Blu-Ray disc of Ghosts I-IV. Ships May 1. Includes immediate download of album.

$300 “ultra-deluxe limited edition package”
Deluxe edition plus a four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl, which is packaged in a fabric slipcase. Two limited-edition Giclee prints are included; package is numbered and signed by Trent Reznor. Limited to a run of 2500, and one piece per customer. Ships May 1 and includes immediate download.

So will he sell out of limited-edition packages? Or sell a lot of deluxe editions?

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