Music Band Partnered With BitTorrent Inc.Added: Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
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Everyone knows that record labels don’t like BitTorrent much, due to some reasons. However, it appears to be false for some of them: currently one of the indie record labels, Adamant Records, is featuring a BitTorrent tutorial on its homepage!
While BitTorrent websites are being sued by multiple record labels throughout the world, accused of massive copyright infringement, some of the smaller and independent labels are choosing the opposite path and trying to benefit from the modern technology. One of such labels is Adamant Records: rather than fearing technology, it is embracing BitTorrent protocol and even tutors how to use the network.
A BitTorrent tutorial is currently located right next to the “download on iTunes” links on the homepage of Adamant Records. This obviously means that unlike the largest record labels, Adamant Records believes they are able to benefit from distributing music on file-sharing network. The roots are close to the top: one of the label’s bands called “Sick of Sarah” has partnered with BitTorrent Inc. to distribute their new album through its file-sharing clients. The band is sure that releasing an album on BitTorrent is a great opportunity to reach their fans online, as they largely use BitTorrent networks. The musicians admit that while album sales remain an important element of success, BitTorrent will still help them drive new fans to visit live shows and buy their merchandise.
Indeed, BitTorrent Inc.’s file-sharing clients have over 100 million users per month, so if the band releases their album to such a huge audience, it will undoubtedly pick up new fans that eventually boost the income of the musicians. Since the music industry is a fast-changing one, now is the right time for musicians to experiment with the methods of distribution, including online ones.
BitTorrent’s Head Eric Klinker welcomed the musicians for their decision of sharing music through BitTorrent network, which would benefit all the parties involved.
The band’s new album called “2205” is currently available in the App studio of uTorrent and BitTorrent mainline, so anyone can download it for free. BitTorrent Inc. launched its App Studio last summer to feature material from some content providers, including such bands as” Sick of Sarah”.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article
Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
|someone is finally seeing the benefit of the networks|
|posted by (2011-02-21 11:47:51)|
|It's good news for us all.||
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