I mentioned earlier that Tony Seba referred to the ‘free’ release of the In Rainbows Album by Radiohead as an example of a 21st century business model that is evolving and changing the music industry as we know it. The latest move is by the band ‘Nine Inch Nails’ who have released their new album ‘ The Slip’ free over the internet both free of digital rights management and also allowing free redistribution.
Since reading the article, I have attempted to download the album to 1: See if it is true and 2: its free music so why not. In less than 15 minutes I was listening to the album, with pdf supplied lyrics.
Try it yourself at http://www.nin.com/
It is interesting to see the trial of new business models for the music industry. The person who develops the ‘perfect’ model stands to be the pioneer of the music industry in the 21st century. Stay tuned..