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I started a new topic for this because I think few people will see it in the OiNK thread. This is pretty hilarious IMO: the fact that a major musician had an account on a supposed "huge pirate site" - and yet he understands the point of the website, something the authorities clearly didn't before they shut it down.

This is from an interview in New York Magazine with himself and Saul Williams:

What do you think about OiNK being shut down?

Trent: I'll admit I had an account there and frequented it quite often. At the end of the day, what made OiNK a great place was that it was like the world's greatest record store. Pretty much anything you could ever imagine, it was there, and it was there in the format you wanted. If OiNK cost anything, I would certainly have paid, but there isn't the equivalent of that in the retail space right now. iTunes kind of feels like Sam Goody to me. I don't feel cool when I go there. I'm tired of seeing John Mayer's face pop up. I feel like I'm being hustled when I visit there, and I don't think their product is that great. DRM, low bit rate, etc. Amazon has potential, but none of them get around the issue of pre-release leaks. And that's what's such a difficult puzzle at the moment. If your favorite band in the world has a leaked record out, do you listen to it or do you not listen to it? People on those boards, they're grateful for the person that uploaded it — they're the hero. They're not stealing it because they're going to make money off of it; they're stealing it because they love the band. I'm not saying that I think OiNK is morally correct, but I do know that it existed because it filled a void of what people want.

How much did you guys pay for the new Radiohead album?

Saul: I paid $7, which is like, what, fourteen pounds? No, wait, that's like three pounds!

Trent: I bought the physical one, so I spent a whopping $80. [Pauses.] But, then I re-bought it and paid $5,000, because I really felt that I need to support the arts, so people could follow in my footsteps.


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...because I really felt that I need to support the arts, so people could follow in my footsteps.


Makes me feel like I should have paid for Sauls new album.. :lol:

I really feel like I missed something, not being able to experience OiNK first hand..

Just shows - once again - how Trent rocks.

Yah.. rock3

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Yeah Trent, Radiohead really need a few thousand.

Obviously he wasn't trying to make them rich. I think Trent bought it for $5000 because he wants to support Radiohead's cause, and because he thought that it was such a great idea.

Very cool. Gotta love the man.

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Irionicly I was listening to downward spiral( 2nd best album first is pretty hate machine) when I saw this topic....

Anyway trents a real smart dude... I heard that he put tracks from year zero on flash drives and left them in european bathroom with labels that said "nine inch nails leaks" way before year zero even came out... idk if that's true but I quess that shows how trent see how the internet has a effect on people these days and he's not sitting around and bitching that people aren't buying his album(even though they are lol).... rock on trent!

Yean the end lmao

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