Following the release of his new album, Year Zero, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor sounds off on his blog about anti-consumer pricing, calling out Universal Music Group in the...

Following the release of his new album, Year Zero, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor sounds off on his blog about anti-consumer pricing, calling out Universal Music Group in the process:

As the climate grows more and more desperate for record labels, their answer to their mostly self-inflicted wounds seems to be to screw the consumer over even more. A couple of examples that quickly come to mind:

* The ABSURD retail pricing of Year Zero in Australia.  Shame on you, UMG.  Year Zero is selling for $34.99 Australian dollars ($29.10 US). No wonder people steal music. Avril Lavigne's record in the same store was $21.99 ($18.21 US).

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