Via Blabbermouth, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor is ticked off about the pricing of his new album, Year Zero:
On the NIN official website, he has posted this:
“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. A couple of examples that quickly come to mind:
* The ABSURD retail pricing of ‘Year Zero’ in Australia. Shame on you, UMG. ‘Year Zero’ is selling for $34.99 Australian dollars ($29.10 US). No wonder people steal music. AVRIL LAVIGNE’s record in the same store was $21.99 ($18.21 US).
“By the way, 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 â€” 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.
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I had to add my two cents about this. I feel that it is a good thing when the actual artist sees what the music industry is doing to the consumer. This is crazy…..so as a reward for being a fan, you get screwed….And Avril Lavigne’s crap is discounted? Wha?