× Before joining the firm, he was corporate counsel at Greenskies Renewable Energy LLC in Middletown, CT, the largest commercial and industrial solar developer in the nation.He earned his law degree from Rutgers University School of Law, and holds numerous board positions for charities state-wide.“I look forward to working with my committee colleagues on examining energy and environmental policies, issues and initiatives impacting New Jersey and offering recommendations as the Governor-Elect prepares to assume office,” Artiles said of his new position. WEEHAWKEN — Local resident Guillermo C. Artiles has been appointed to Governor-Elect Phil Murphy’s transition team, per a press release. Artiles will serve on the Environment and Energy Committee. He is a lawyer with the McCarter & English firm, which features 400 attorneys spread throughout the Northeast.Artiles is part of McCarter’s Intellectual Property/Informational Technology Practice Group. There, he focuses on intellectual property cases. Additionally, he is a registered government affairs agent in New Jersey.
Yesterday afternoon, Trent Reznor took to the Echoing The Sound thread to respond to the fans’ EP/LP hysteria, providing some succinct, logical reasoning about the choice. Posting under his forum handle, teitan, Reznor responded:Want to know why it’s being labelled an LP instead of an EP? EPs show up with singles in Spotify and other streaming services = they get lost easier. EPs feel less important in today’s music-isn’t-as-important-as-it-once-was world. Why make it easier to ignore? We’re not charging any more for it so why get worked up about it?Seems pretty clear-cut the way he puts it… Don’t get so hung up on semantics and labels. As someone who’s thoroughly cognizant of the modern streaming landscape through his integral roles with Beats Music and Apple Music, Trent Reznor just wants to make sure his album gets heard. Of course, Trent also threw in a mic drop at the end of his post, further clarifying his feelings on this petty squabble and fan entitlement: “Quantum 550: suck my entire cock.”[H/T Consequence of Sound] Trent Reznor had some choice words for one fan who got too persnickety with minor details surrounding Nine Inch Nails‘ anticipated new album, Bad Witch, set for a June 22nd release. The disagreement stems from Bad Witch‘s classification as an LP, rather than as an EP.Bad Witch was initially conceived as the third and final volume in a trilogy of EPs by Nine Inch Nails, following 2016’s Not The Actual Events and 2017’s Add Violence. However, despite the fact that Bad Witch clocks in at just over half an hour in length (compared to Not The Actual Events‘ 21 minutes and Add Violence‘s 27 minutes), it is being released as a full-length album.Various fans have made comments about this apparent discrepancy, with a lengthy thread unfolding on popular NIN online message board Echoing The Sound reflecting confusion over Bad Witch‘s classification as an “album” and what deeper meaning may underly that decision.One user, in particular—Quantum550—seemed to take personal offense to the entire situation. In one post, the user writes “Heard the leaked song…I’m disappointed. Wasn’t expecting this… Cancelled my order just now. … Track leaked is UNACCEPTABLE!”In later post, after a rep from the NIN camp confirmed that Bad Witch was, in fact, an LP and not an EP, Quantum 550 railed:I wonder why the “representative” of NIN is even in the music business to issue a statement like that? I know very well how an album length is and an EP length is. This is an EP. You can consult every source out that this duration is of an EP … Fucking hate music industry sometimes. … The EP must have been delayed for obvious reasons… (all apologies, etc) but the real fact is lack of inspiration. That is the truth I think. … After [Add Violence] I was expecting something really bombastic.You can see a few screenshots of comments from one particularly peeved fan post from user Quantum550 below:
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