Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A&E FYI: NIN reveals first-week figures for ‘Ghosts’

Nine Inch Nails’ 36-track instrumental opus, “Ghosts I-IV,” released March 2 via, has amassed a first week total of 781,917 transactions (including free and paid downloads as well as orders for physical product), resulting in a take of $1,619,420.

“These figures represent the most relevant and contemporary metric for measuring how Nine Inch Nails’ music is reaching its fans,” said NIN manager Jim Guerinot.

NIN’s label, The Null Corporation, will not be releasing traditional sale figures to Soundscan.

As previously reported, the $300 “ultra-deluxe” limited edition edition of “Ghosts I-IV” immediately sold out its run of 2500.

The $5 download, $10 2-CD set and $75 limited edition deluxe versions are still available at

The $10 2-CD set will be released to retail April 5 in Australia and Japan, April 8 in North America and April 7 in the UK and most European territories. A $39 4-LP vinyl version will be available at retail April 8.

“Ghosts I-IV” has been released under the Creative Commons license.

~Nasty Little Man PR press release

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