This time you might want to resist the urge
to beat the system, fanboys.
Inch Nails mainman Trent Reznor has an offer that you can’t refuse. Well, you
can refuse it, but if you consider yourself a NIN fan you’d be a real putz to
pass it up. Basically, he’s soliciting fans’ input via an easy-to-navigate
online survey on a number of fronts – whether or not and how you’ve downloaded
his recent albums Ghosts I-IV and The Slip, whether you’ve ever used P2P
sites to get NIN material (don’t worry, he’s not gonna have you busted), if
you’ve seen the band live and where you got tickets, what media outlets you
regularly read/surf, your social networking preferences, etc.
sure, these are all questions that will provide the Reznor camp with marketing
gold (not to mention your email address).
But he’s also going to give you something back, a free download of an
exclusive live video, along with the possibility of something even cooler and
more exclusive later on.
missive, along with the link to the survey.
like to thank everyone for a very successful year so far in the world of Nine
Inch Nails. I’m enjoying my couple of weeks off between legs of our Lights In
The Sky tour and got to thinking… “wouldn’t it be fun to send out a
survey to everyone that’s shown interest in NIN?” Well, that’s not exactly
how it went, but regardless – here it is. As we’ve moved from the familiar
world of record labels and BS into the unknown world of doing everything
yourself, we’ve realized it would benefit us and our ability to interact with
you if we knew more about what you want, what you like, what you look like
naked, etc. I know it’s a pain in the ass but we’d truly appreciate it if you’d
take a minute and help us out. As an incentive, everyone who completes the
survey will be able to download a video of live performance from this most
recent tour (and I know what’s going through your little minds right now:
“I’ll just grab this off a torrent site and not have to fill out the
survey!!!” and guess what? You will be able to do just that and BEAT THE
if we were to select some of those that DO complete the survey and provide them
with something really cool? I’m not saying we’ll ever get around to it, but if
we did maybe something like signed stuff, flying someone to a show somewhere in
the world, a magic amulet that makes you invisible, a date with Jeordie White
(condoms supplied of course), you know – something cool. See, you’d miss that
opportunity AND be a cheater.
the right thing – help us out. You’ll feel better.
you and I’ve had too much caffeine this morning,
here to take the survey: