NIN album brings in $1.6 mil in first week


DENVER -- The online release of the new Nine Inch Nails album, "Ghosts I-IV," resulted in just under 800,000 transactions in its first week, totaling $1.6 million in revenue, the band revealed.

Orders include free and paid downloads, as well as online orders for physical products like various limited-edition vinyl releases, CDs, and a dual-CD boxed set. NIN will not release traditional sales figures to SoundScan.

The $10 two-disc set is scheduled for release in Australia and Japan on April 5, in the U.K. and the rest of Europe on April 7, and in North America on April 8.

NIN released "Ghosts I-IV" on the net on March 2 via the group's Web site. The instrumental album will see physical release via RED Distribution on April 8.