What If You Took A Poll Of Your Fans?

What would you learn if put a poll on the web or had someone with a clip board at shows and asked questions like:Vote

  • How old are you and where do you live?
  • What are your favorite songs and albums?
  • Where do you buy music?
  • What other bands do you like?
  • How many of our shows have you been to?
  • Where the ticket prices too high?
  • Would you have paid more to get a great seat?
  • How did you learn we were coming to town?
  • What piece of merchandise do they wish we sold?

Reward those who take the survey with a free download. Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails is doing something like that right now.

Hello everyone.

I’d like to thank everyone for a very successful year so far in the world of Nine Inch Nails. I’m enjoying my couple of weeks off between legs of our Lights In The Sky tour and got to thinking… "wouldn’t it be fun to send out a survey to everyone that’s shown interest in NIN?" Well, that’s not exactly how it went, but regardless – here it is. As we’ve moved from the familiar world of record labels and BS into the unknown world of doing everything yourself, we’ve realized it would benefit us and our ability to interact with you if we knew more about what you want, what you like, what you look like naked, etc. I know it’s a pain in the ass but we’d truly appreciate it if you’d take a minute and help us out. As an incentive, everyone who completes the survey will be able to download a video of live performance from this most recent tour (and I know what’s going through your little minds right now: "I’ll just grab this off a torrent site and not have to fill out the survey!!!" and guess what? You will be able to do just that and BEAT THE SYSTEM!!!! NIN=pwn3d!!!)


What if we were to select some of those that DO complete the survey and provide them with something really cool? I’m not saying we’ll ever get around to it, but if we did maybe something like signed stuff, flying someone to a show somewhere in the world, a magic amulet that makes you invisible, a date with Jeordie White (condoms supplied of course), you know – something cool. See, you’d miss that opportunity AND be a cheater.

Do the right thing – help us out. You’ll feel better.

Thank you and I’ve had too much caffeine this morning,


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