Trent Reznor’s View of The New Music Economy

April 7, 2009

Digg Founder Kevin Rose sits down with Trent Reznor (NIN) to discuss his views and ideas about the new nature of the recording industry, records labels, branding, and music distribution.

Some very interesting and insightful ideas are brought up regarding possible music business revenue models along with strategic advice for aspiring artists.

Notable Quote:

"We’re in between business models, the old record labels are dead and the new thing hasn’t really come out yet.  So, I’m hoping that whatever gets established puts a lot more power in the hands of the artist… and revenue" – Trent Reznor

[via MS]

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VG April 8, 2009 at 7:40 am

Great interview. His ideas about the music industry are on point.


deviate23 April 9, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Other than him being a visionary in the evolution of music and the business behind it, did anyone else shit in their pants at the rackspaces behind him?


skillz31 April 10, 2009 at 10:21 am

yea it reminds me of reason lol


big boy April 27, 2010 at 4:04 am

yeh playboi…it looks exactly like he has 2 reason rack screens open in the background on some crazy 3D future beyond pixel shit LMAO


Jason April 10, 2009 at 6:35 pm

That is a smart person. No wonder him and his camp have been so successful.


matt biggers November 3, 2009 at 1:39 am

Trent Reznor has always been way ahead of his time as far as creation of digital music goes. His music has always been a bit dark for my taste though. Hoping he’s going to change direction a bit, now that he’s not doing music under NIN now.


Dan Greco March 25, 2010 at 3:40 pm

You say…… Matt Biggers,
“His music has always been a bit dark for my taste though. Hoping he’s going to change direction a bit, now that he’s not doing music under NIN now”.

Get a tissue and a tampon and toughen the fuck up!


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Sounds like you’ve already taken care of that for me.


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