Former NINE INCH NAILS star Trent Reznor is developing a new line of music accessories after signing a deal to become part of the Beats by Dre team.

The rocker took to his page on Wednesday (17Oct12) to announce he has been working with rapper Dr. Dre and music mogul Jimmy Iovine on a series of new ideas.

He writes, "I have been wanting to experiment and focus my energy and creativity in some different directions, and Beats has afforded me that very opportunity.

"The process has been challenging and fascinating and as much as I'd like to tell you about the things we've dreamed up... I just can't. Not yet... (But it's) probably not what you're expecting!"

Dr. Dre's high-end headphones, which sparked the successful Beats by Dre line, has helped the rapper become hip-hop's highest earning star.