What I like about this is that he embraces technology and pisses off his fans. I don't know if Reznor qualifies for Advancement based on his music, but stuff like this certainly merits attention. Plus, he's totally buff these days.It kind of gets into the bigger picture that you've had to face as a musician over the last few years, which in my mind was a bitter pill to swallow, but it's pretty far down the hatch with me now: the way things are, I think music should be looked at as free. It basically is. The toothpaste is out of the tube and a whole generation of people is accustomed to music being that way. There's a perception that you don't pay for music when you hear it on the radio or MySpace....In my mind, I think if there was an ISP tax of some sort, we can say to the consumer, "All music is now available and able to be downloaded and put in your car and put in your iPod and put up your a-- if you want, and it's $5 on your cable bill or ISP bill."
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Trent Reznor has an interesting take on how to solve the free-download problem (stereogum):