Nine Inch Nails have released their new album, Ghosts I-IV, as a free download under a remix-friendly Creative Commons license. The band is selling a selection of collectible, high-margin media with the music on it, and will presumably tour and sell tickets to people who got turned on by the freely copyable music.
Q: Is Ghosts I-IV available elsewhere?
A: You can also purchase the download from Amazon's MP3 store right now. The deluxe versions are available for pre-order from Artist in Residence (A+R) as well. Check out their other work.
The same 2xCD you can purchase here and a $39 4x vinyl edition (on 130 gram vinyl in a double gatefold package) will be available at retail in North America (April 8), Australia (April 5), the UK (April 8), Japan (April 5), and most European territories (April 8).
Q: Is the musical content of the CD versions any different from the downloads available here?
A: No, the CD versions contain the exact same 36 tracks as the full download.
Ghosts I-IV is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike license.
(Thanks, Hunter, and everyone else who suggested this!)