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Trent Reznor          

Musician & Composer Known for Nine Inch Nails and CCO of Beats Music

American songwriter, musician, producer and sole member of multi-platinum act Nine Inch Nails, Trent Reznor is also an Academy Award-winning film composer and the COO of Beats Music.

Nine Inch Nails' first album was 1989's Pretty Hate Machine. NIN soon developed a reputation as one of the best live acts in rock and joined the inaugural Lollapalooza tour in 1991. The Broken EP followed in 1992, garnering NIN's first Grammy Award (NIN has received 12 Grammy nominations and won two awards). In 1994, the breakthrough album The Downward Spiral was released and featured the radio hits "Closer" and "Hurt." The controversial music video for "Closer" was directed by Mark Romanek and is considered among the best music videos of all time having won various awards (it is one of the few music videos included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City). Also released that year was the Reznor produced soundtrack to Oliver Stone's "Natural Born Killers." He returned to film three years later, producing the soundtrack for David Lynch's "Lost Highway." In 1997, Reznor appeared on Time magazine's most influential people list, and Spin magazine named him "the most vital artist in music."

Five years later NIN's next album, The Fragile, was released - the double album debuted at No. 1. In 2002, "Hurt" was covered by Johnny Cash to critical acclaim; it was one of Cash's final hit releases before his death. NIN's next album, With Teeth, also reached No. 1 in 2005 as did the single "The Hand That Feeds." The concept album Year Zero was released in 2007. In 2008, NIN then released Ghosts I-IV, a 36-track instrumental album, NIN's first independent release. Soon after, a new studio album, The Slip, was released. The following tour was recognized by the industry as one of the top ten most creative tours of all time.

In 2010, Reznor composed his first film score; for David Fincher's masterwork "The Social Network." The score won the Academy Award for best score and the Golden Globe Award for best original score. Additionally, he received a Critics' Choice Movie Award and a Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for best score. He then worked on Fincher's films, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and "Gone Girl."

In addition to his continued work in Nine Inch Nails, Reznor is recording new music as a member of the group How To Destroy Angels.

In January 2013, Trent Reznor, along with TopSpin Media founder Ian Rogers, were chosen to head Beats Electronics' new music subscription service, "Project Daisy," described by Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine as having "hardware, brand, distribution partnerships, and artist relations to differentiate Daisy from the competition."

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