View Full Version : Trent Reznor: 'Steal my music'

09-17-2007, 08:20 PM
Reznor tells the aussies to steal his music


"Last time I was here, I was doing a lot of complaining about the ridiculous prices of CDs down here. And that story got picked up and got carried all around the world and now my record label all around the world hates me, because I yelled at them, I called them out for being greedy fucking assholes. I didn't get a chance to check, has the price come down at all? I see a no, a no, a no... Has anyone seen the price come down? Okay, well, you know what that means - STEAL IT. Steal away. Steal and steal and steal some more and give it to all your friends and keep on stealin'. Because one way or another these motherfuckers will get it through their head that they're ripping people off and that that's not right."

09-17-2007, 08:23 PM
Trent is a moron...prices have always been way higher in that part of the world for CDs (australia, japan, etc), that's why 95% of the time, those releases are bundled with more songs and special crap DVDs and stuff.

M Sparks
09-18-2007, 06:09 AM
But there's no reason for it. There's no reason for it here.

09-18-2007, 07:57 AM
I haven't bought his last CD yet...

09-18-2007, 08:05 AM
BJM at monolith was telling people to steal their music from anyone selling it, because their entire catalog is free on their website.

09-18-2007, 10:20 AM

09-18-2007, 04:10 PM
I haven't bought his last CD yet...

If you're going to get it, listen to Trent and steal it because it's not worth your money.

09-18-2007, 04:11 PM
I think I've stolen more than half of what I own from Nine Inch Nails anyways.

09-18-2007, 04:33 PM
But there's no reason for it. There's no reason for it here.

I'm sure the record companies/labels will argue something about export costs and licenses and shit....it's all a scam of course, but it's been going on for years, and why make a big deal about it now? If it were 1991, ok maybe...but it's 2007, I'm sure people in that region know how to download mp3's and use bit torrent.

09-18-2007, 07:42 PM
NIN is actually one of the few artists whose music i bought, and not downloaded or given a copy of

10-08-2007, 07:32 PM
Well, finally NIN is free.

And Trent is excited.

Hello everyone. I've waited a LONG time to be able to make the
following announcement: as of right now Nine Inch Nails is a totally
free agent, free of any recording contract with any label. I have
been under recording contracts for 18 years and have watched the
business radically mutate from one thing to something inherently very
different and it gives me great pleasure to be able to finally have a
direct relationship with the audience as I see fit and appropriate.
Look for some announcements in the near future regarding 2008.
Exciting times, indeed.


10-08-2007, 07:47 PM
Well, finally NIN is free.

And Trent is excited.


Geez, music sure is going down quite a path. For the better I hope.

10-08-2007, 09:49 PM
i actually respect the guy a lot for this. im glad he can do what he wants

10-08-2007, 09:52 PM
I wasn't really waiting for permission, but thanks anyway Trent.