Nine Inch Nails album "The Slip" released under Creative Commons license


You might have already heard of it — the new Nine Inch Nails album "The Slip" has been released by them under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 US license. Yep, that's right, it's totally legal to download it from the web — and use it for any non-commercial purposes!

It's a bit annoying that they want your email address, though. Nothing that (or similar) cannot fix, but still. Luckily, the files are now also available from! This, and the fact that the music is CC-licensed allowed me to "play" one of the songs in my Creative Commons music podcast (RSS), and more will likely follow.


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More free music

If you like NIN you may be interested in the album I just finished last month. It is also available free. Licenced with the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Licence
This licence lets you use this music for commercial products or make remixes or other derivative works, so long as you give credit to the original artists.

Politics Apocalypse is political and subversive post-industrial rock with an interesting mix of classical instruments, guitars, electronic beats, and a small dash of aussie hip-hop. You can download the whole 11 track album at no cost at our website.

We are also doing a name your own price CD (starting at cost price).
I don’t mean to spam but I am trying to get the word out to those who may be interested. BTW I love The Slip, great album.

thanks for the NIN

thanks for the NIN announcement and the hint for bugmenot. By that way, now I'm going to get my first NIN album. Fine. :) thanks.

Let them have it!

It's a great album, I agree.

About the email address: let them have it! It's not like giving your email address out is bad per se! They probably just want to keep you updated in the future, which I surely appreciate if it means more music like that.


Well, yes and no. It is a bit annoying, but not a big problem as my email address is public anyway, of course.

But it's a real problem for my podcast, as I need some wget'table MP3/OGG file to link to (I don't host any files on my webspace). Thankfully the files are now on, which fixes that problem.