UMG Says No To NIN Remix Project
November 21, 2007 at 5:48 AM (PT)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP has pulled the plug on a NINE INCH NAILS remix project, citing piracy concerns, reports DIGITALMUSICNEWS.COM. The concept, released late last month, allowed fans to create their own reinterpretations of songs from the recent album, "Year Zero."
A collection of master tracks was bundled alongside "Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D," a remix album created by TRENT REZNOR and various musicians and fans. After purchasing the album and source tracks, fans were invited to upload their creative remixes to the website, remix.nin.com.
The move comes ahead of a planned departure from UNIVERSAL by REZNOR, who has promised a direct-to-consumer strategy on his future releases.