Trent Reznor: Won’t someone please think of the artists?

Trent Reznor, front man and founder of Nine Inch Nails, talks about the changes to the business model of music publishing in a recent interview done by He is an artist worth listening to, and a visionary in both his artistic work and his business acumen. While the interview is targeted specifically at changes to the music industry, his vision of how artists can advocate for themselves is applicable across the spectrum to artists of all media, including publishing. The entire interview is worth checking out, if for no other reason than to see Trent explain why he has Bell Biv Devoe’s “Poison” on his iPod, but the video below is focused on the first question, about the changes to the industry, and where he thinks things might be headed.

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