Nine Inch Nails has just released the first volume of their new album Ghosts on BitTorrent sites as a free download. The band encourages its fans to share the album with friends, post it on websites and play it on podcasts
Ghosts is released under a non-commercial Creative Commons license and can be shared freely, something their fans werent allowed to do when the band was held back by a record label. In the release notes the band writes: Now that were no longer constrained by a record label, weve decided to personally upload Ghosts I, the first of the four volumes, to various torrent sites, because we believe BitTorrent is a revolutionary digital distribution method, and we believe in finding ways to utilize new technologies instead of fighting them.
This sounds is music to our ears, in more ways than one. For now, only the first volume has been uploaded onto BitTorrent sites, but the entire collection is available for download on the official website for only $5