Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor continues his tirade against record labels for overpricing his album in Australia in this Herald Sun interview, calling labels “thieves” and barring label reps from attending his show for free.
“I’ve have one record left that I owe a major label, then I will never be seen in a situation like this again,” he says. “If I could do what I want right now, I would put out my next album, you could download it from my site at as high a bit-rate as you want, pay $4 through PayPal.”
He also talks about the massive digital campaign launched around the Year Zero album, saying he didn’t want his label to have anything to do with it.
“I knew they wouldn’t understand what it is,” he tells the Herald Sun. “I knew the minute I talked to someone at the record label about it, they would be looking at it in terms of ‘How can we tie this in with a mobile provider?'”