For the past couple of years, I’ve been telling anyone who will listen to me that it was only a matter of time before a major music artist would eschew the record labels and go out on their own (see here, last paragraph). Well, three hammers fell down this week and they’re all pretty big news.
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.
Three pretty fascinating developments here. Record labels might not be dead, but the business is, thankfully, being turned on its head. It’s about damn time, too. Look for many more of these type news stories as time marches on. It’s a whole new world. Time will tell if the record labels want to remain in it. I kind of hope not.