Singer-songwriter and producer Trent Reznor has returned to a major label for his next music release, after working independently through his own label from 2008, admitting “complete independent releasing has its great points, but also comes with shortcomings.”
Reznor has called upon Columbia Records to boost his resources and has signed with them to work on his new group, How To Destroy Angels – stating that the HTDA releases will come out through a ‘partnership’ with the label.
He went on to add that part of the decision to go with Columbia was to work with “[his] old friend Mark Williams”
“[The signing] really comes down to us experimenting and trying new things to see what best serves our needs.”
Before Reznor created his own label, he was signed to Interscope and finished his contract in 2007, then becoming known for his advocation of the ‘DIY route’ under which he released the acclaimed The Social Network.