Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Nine Inch Nails Offer Another Free MP3 Album: "The Slip"

Trent Reznor's Nine Inch Nails on Monday released yet another album of new material online for free, this time providing no paid options at all -- but rather a range of DRM-free download options for "The Slip." "Thank you for your continued and loyal support over the years -- this one's on me," reads a note on the Nine Inch Nails website. Unlike the recent "Ghosts I-IV," an instrumental album released in a combination of free and paid downloads, CDs and other formats, "The Slip" is a straightforward Nine Inch Nails album featuring Reznor on vocals, and as of now is available only for free in MP3, various lossless formats, or 24-bit, 96 Kbps WAV files. In addition to the free downloads, the album is also available for free streaming via the iLike music discovery service, and will be released on CD and vinyl in July. Like "Ghosts I-IV" and "Year Zero," the album was released under a Creative Commons license, meaning anyone can also download free multi-track copies and create their own remixes.


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