Here’s a great little interview by Digg founder Kevin Rose, who posed questions to Trent that were voted on by Digg. Trent discusses a number of things, including the myopic business model and view of Old Media, theories on musical monetization, and his views on the future of 3D, film, and video games. I found the whole thing really interesting.
Jon Brion on Trent’s purported way of working in the studio:
Here’s something else you can try: I heard that when Trent Reznor starts a project, he makes a list of things you’re supposed to do, such as eighth-note tambourine on the chorus and chorus bigger than verse. The list gets posted in the studio, and you’re not allowed to do any of those things. That’s a great way of working.
The whole Brion interview is here.