Monday, March 3, 2008

free music mondays...

this may not be the normal free music you expect on the ship, but this has intrigued me enough that i thought i'd pass it on (and it's certainly no secret).

trent reznor and NIN, now free from the constraints of a major label (see: corporate devils, downfall of society, crooked, evil) is free to do as he likes with his music. and did he go big with this new stab as a label-free artist.

click here and you can buy ghosts: I-IV: four discs worth of instrumental music (described by umbrellas drummer sammy sharon as "reminiscent of thom yorke's eraser only with no lyrics and with a dark, nin feel to it"). or if you're like me and unsure of what you'd do with four discs from trent reznor, you can download the first disc for free. the site already says that they're experiencing high traffic so it may take you a few tries. let us know what you think when you get it, because we're currently trying to download it as well.

here's a quote from reznor that's certainly refreshing and certainly a spur in the side of the industry: "we encourage you to share the music of ghosts I with your friends, post it on your website, play it on your podcast, use it for video projects, etc. it's licensed for all non-commercial use under creative commons."

i don't agree with reznor often, but i love his commitment to create his art and make it available to his fans in the simplest, fan-friendly manner. and for you die-hards, you can buy a $300 record collection of it all that is limited edition and signed by reznor.

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