Brace yourself. It's time for some more Trent Reznor worship (oh come on, I haven't posted anything for at least a few weeks, give me a break):
NIN: Access, which is awaiting approval from Apple, could be one way forward for a music industry decimated by downloading in recent years. The application, which will be downloadable free, will let users start multiple conversations with strangers at gigs, locate other NIN fans in their vicinity, stream music, download photos and upload their own remixes. It will create an NIN community orchestrated by the band itself - not by any record company and not via any of the many social networking sites such as MySpace or Facebook.
"People are going to steal your music whether you like it or not; it's out there, it's free," said Reznor in an interview with the Observer. "You're never going to make a lot of money selling records like you used to, that's a fact. It's over."
This is an excerpt from a nicely data rich article on iPhone apps in the Grauniad. Well worth a shufty.
Thanks very much to Nog for tipping me the wink.