Trent Reznor, the man behind the rock group Nine Inch Nails, continued his foray into self-distribution by releasing a 36-track instrumental album over the Internet.
The album, Ghosts I-IV, went on sale Sunday on NIN.com, the band’s Web site, and was available in a varying range of price packages.
Reznor is giving away the first nine songs of the album for free. The entire album in a digital version is available for $5. Nine Inch Nails’ fans can order separate disc-sets of the album (with varying bonus materials and merchandise) from $10 to $300.
With the album release, Nine Inch Nails is the latest to offer its own version of the online promotion made famous by British supergroup Radiohead. In October, Radiohead released In Rainbows over the Internet and stirred excitement throughout the music industry by allowing fans to pay whatever price they chose for the music.