Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have created an original score for a documentary about The New York Times

The Fourth Estate premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival today (April 28)

Nine Inch NailsTrent Reznor and Atticus Ross have composed new music for a documentary about The New York Times.

Titled ‘The Fourth Estate’, the documentary is said to “examine the inner workings of The New York Times during President Donald J. Trump’s first year in office.”

Reznor and Ross were responsible for creating the original theme music for the Showtime, four part documentary series.


The Fourth Estate is premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival later today (April 28). It will air on Showtime on Sunday, May 27 at 7:30 pm, US Eastern time. You can see the trailer for the documentary below.

Reznor and Ross have worked on a number of scores together, including their Oscar award-winning work on 2010’s The Social Network.

They’ve also created music for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Patriots Day, and more.

Last month, Trent Reznor announced that that the final part of Nine Inch Nails‘ trilogy of EPs will arrive before the end of June.


The group have previously released 2016’s ‘Not The Actual Events’ and 2017’s ‘Add Violence’ EPs, as part of a promised trilogy from the iconic industrial rock group. Speaking on 6 Music, frontman Reznor elaborated on the delay for the final part of the series.

“We started out with a rigid concept, having not written them all,” Reznor explained. “As we finished Add Violence we found ourselves… it felt too predictable. It felt like we were forcing things. Musically and storytelling-wise. The reason this has been delayed is because it took us a while for—what has become the third EP—to reveal itself to us.”

Nine Inch Nails play the following shows this summer.

22 – London, UK @ Meltdown Festival
24 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
25 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia
27 – Amsterdam, NL @ AFAS Live
29 – St. Gallen, CH @ Open Air St. Gallen
30 – Prague, CZ @ Aerodrome Festival
02 – Berlin, DE @ Zitadelle
04 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
06 – Belfort, FR @ Les Eurockeennes
08 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
12 – Lisbon, PT @ NOS Alive Festival
14 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival

17 – Tokyo, JP @ Sonic Mania
19 – Osaka, JP @ Summer Sonic Festival