tfa: "the band's own application was rejected due to "objectionable" downloadable content that wasn't housed within the app itself."
I mean it is their own content they are distributing so "NIN/Reznor" are ok with it. So why was this rejected in the first place ?
You hit the nail on the head. Apple is arbitrarily rejecting apps by attempting to use the access to "objectionable" content defense. As many others here have pointed out, Safari will give you access to much more "objectionable" content than the NIN app. Apple's acceptance/rejection policy reminds me of something...hmmm Chewbacca is a Wookiee from the planet Kashyyyk. But Chewbacca lives on the planet Endor. Now think about it; that does not make sense!