An update to sold out, according to the Nine Inch Nails Web site. The band made only 2,500 copies of the deluxe set, which means that they've already grossed $750,000. In preorders. In less than a day. That should be more than enough to cover the cost of manufacturing this set, and probably the initial runs of the lower-priced physical sets as well, plus recording costs (a high-budget major-label release might cost $100,000 to record). And since NIN is no longer on a label, every dollar of Ghosts sales from now on goes into the band's pocket.: the $300 deluxe box set is
Of course, not every artist is NIN, with a 15+-year career and a core of extremely devoted fans, but any artist with similar credentials in an unhappy recording contract will certainly be considering whether to follow Trent's lead.