Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor has recently blasted his record label Universal for making the price of the band’s new album Year Zero too high.
Posting on the band’s site, Reznor called the pricing “absurd” and has said he believes the label have ripped the band’s fans off. The example he used was the pricing in Australia where his album cost $34.99 next to Avril’s record which was priced at $21.99. He went on to say:
“As the climate grows more and more desperate for record labels, their answer to their mostly self-inflicted wounds seems to be to screw the consumer over even more. When I asked a label rep about this his response was: ‘It’s because we know you have a real core audience that will pay whatever it costs when you put something out – you know, true fans. It’s the pop stuff we have to discount to get people to buy.’ So… I guess as a reward for being a ‘true fan’ you get ripped off.”
He finished by saying the band would release a full-length remix album, with details coming soon.