Trent Reznor's Nine Inch Nails have introduced the latest album, Ghosts I-IV, making it available for download.
Reznor has been an outspoken advocate of the potential for artist-focused digital distribution using the internet. Now the band's made the album available in numerous options at many different prices.
Fans are being offered the first nine tracks taken from the album as DRM-free MP3 files at no charge. If they enjoy these they can also purchase all 36 album tracks in the DRM-free MP3 format for just $5.
Additional options include a $10 double-CD physical option, a $75 deluxe edition including DVD and Blu-ray stuff, and a $300 ultra-deluxe limited edition package including four vinyl LPs and limited-edition artwork.
The two hour collection was recorded last autumn. Trent Reznor explains: "I'm very pleased with the result and the ability to present it directly to you without interference."
The band's contract with its label Interscope expired last October. Since then it has taken the move to offer music directly to fans, in similar fashion to Radiohead's expression with the In Rainbows album.
The album is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike license.