Twitter for Musicians – Use it Wisely

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Now that NIN mainman Trent Reznor has said he’s abandoning Twitter and other transparent Web 2.0 platforms I thought I’d give a couple of examples of bands and musicians using Twitter to their advantage. First, it’s worth mentioning that Twitter is not a social network; at least not in the ‘classic’ sense that people perceive [...]

Nine Inch Nails iPhone App Hailed as The Best by Gizmodo

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Pic from site. Here’s what Gizmodo has to say – Other bands might have been first, but Trent Reznor is about to blow them all way with NIN’s coming iPhone app, which completely enshrines his place as the Highlander of musicians on the internet. The apps looks like everything that Web 2.0 was promised [...]

The End of The Music Album as The Organizing Principle

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

It doesn’t seem that long ago since Radiohead did what was once unimaginable – release an album without being signed to a major record company. On the long march to digital ubiquity as the means of music delivery Radiohead avoided the tar pit that seems to be major label thinking and came out clear winners. [...]

nin keeps giving it away

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

the slip dl

Nine Inch Nails live rehearsal, exclusive video

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Trent warms up the band. I note my friend Justin Meldal-Johnson, who normally rocks with Beck, is playing bass. [BTW, Beck has new album coming up - preview here.] Video from P4k TV.

A Five Point Plan to Save the Music Business

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

It seems to me that the music industry and its advisors move at a glacial pace when it comes to embracing the internet and new business models. There have been remedies at hand for years now, I would say at least a decade, but no one in the music industry has made a serious attempt [...]

New Nine Inch Nails Download: Discipline

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

The free music revolution continues… Head on over to for a free download of the new track “Discipline” (You can also remix it there). It’s funky fresh.