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Nine Inch Nails releases Ghosts I-IV under a Creative Commons license

Eric Steuer, March 2nd, 2008

Some very exciting news for music fans: Tonight, Nine Inch Nails released Ghosts I-IV, a collection of 36 new instrumental tracks that are available to the world under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.

This music arrived unexpectedly as the result of an experiment. The rules were as follows: 10 weeks, no clear agenda, no overthinking, everything driven by impulse. Whatever happens during that time gets released as… something.

The end result is a wildly varied body of music that we’re able to present to the world in ways the confines of a major record label would never have allowed – from a 100% DRM-free, high-quality download, to the most luxurious physical package we’ve ever created.

We’ll have a lot more to say about this exciting development very soon. In the meantime, read more about the project and check out the music!

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4 Responses to “Nine Inch Nails releases Ghosts I-IV under a Creative Commons license”

  1. Russ says:

    Fantastic. CC license is a great idea.

  2. Thomas Wood says:

    I was amazed at the sounds of this recording. It sounded like some classic NIN.Only without lyrics. Hope to hear more.

  3. poochyaki says:

    i hope nin spreads the word and gets more musicians to collaborate with creative commons. it’d be lovely to join forces.

  4. Jm Jones says:

    Great!!! I really appreciate big artists like NIN to do this. I make music and I use the same license, Im not famous jaja, but I really like CC