Digg founder Kevin Rose sat down, in front of a wall of modular synthesizers, with Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails (NIN) and poses the most popular questions as submitted and voted upon by users of the popular social bookmarking site.
It’s a great interview, with lots of discussion around Nine Inch Nails’ approach to making money in a world of new media.
Do you think Nine Inch Nails’ approach can apply to musicians that aren’t established?
The top questions from the Digg community:
- Your business model still primarily involves selling music either digitally or physically. Why haven’t you embraced advertising as a business model?
- What is the most embarrassing song on your iPod?
- What advice do you have for up and coming bands who chose the internet for distribution over traditional channels?
- What tech gadgets, hardware, software, can you not live without?
- Have the plans to release a Year Zero mini-series on HBO fallen through? Or can we still look forward to a video representation of the album?
- What is your favorite thing you have seen done with your music by a fan of NIN?
- What are some of your favorite video games?
- Will any of the records of your side project Tapeworm, with TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan, ever be released?
- Since you are a tech artist, are you planning an online concert?
- Is there tension between art director Rob Sheridan and basist Justin Meldal-Johnsen over coverage of the Scientology protest?