Nine Inch Nails Go Completely Label Free

Seems like it’s a good week for this sort of thing, doesn’t it? Trent just posted this on (via

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.

All of this in case you weren’t sure if he was kidding about that “steal my stuff” speech in Australia last month. You’d think this was a good thing, but just remember Trent’s preferred method of distribution this year (probably not actual image). Seems like a good thing, but really it could just be shitty (hey, rimshot).