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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > The Pirate Bay Will Promote the Winners

The Pirate Bay Will Promote the Winners

The Pirate Bay Will Promote the Winners

Added: Friday, April 27th, 2012
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
Within the past few months, not only anti-piracy outfits have been hunting The Pirate Bay. The entertainment industry strongly believes that the website is just a group of pirates who are doing nothing else than downloading illegal content. However, the largest BitTorrent tracker in the world is proving different by announcing a contest to promote indie artists.


Frequent users of the tracker might have noticed that the pirates sometimes replace their front page logo with others, either linking to interesting political news about online censorship or to some independent artists they like. Now The Pirate Bay decided to improve this feature and asked everyone to send them an email and tell them what they have and where they want it to be shown.

Using their front page, The Pirate Bay is going to promote musicians, film companies, comedians, and others. The contest page, called The Promo Bay, encourages people around the globe to send their submissions, by sending a logo of their online resource and its link. The tracker will then link to the selected submission’s page and post their logo to its own front page.

In other words, the entire idea is that the pirates will allow their creative users to borrow the TPB’s homepage for a couple days, in a few countries. The front page will show their logo that will lead to the Bandcamp, YouTube channel or site. According to The Pirate Bay, there are too many undiscovered musicians out there while there’s too much crap flooding the top charts. Thus they provide everyone a chance to be discovered by the world. The rules of the contest are easy: The Pirate Bay addressed some cautionary words for people who want to submit logos and links, saying that on their website, the applicants must have their songs or videos or anything else available for download or streaming.

The BitTorrent tracker is OK with people trying to sell CDs and shirts if they want to, but the entire idea of the contest is not just about making them rich. The rules demand that the participants offer easy access to their works, without any conditions such as likes on Facebook to be able to listen. The pirates believe that public should be offered a simple and easy play button for the musicians’ works.

This move is considered worldwide as one of the many steps which could encourage more and more content creators to accept digital distribution and other alternative methods to promote their works. Tech.li pointed out that The Pirate Bay received about 5.000 entries.

April 27th,2012

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Date:  Friday, April 27th, 2012

Comments (13) (please add your comment »)

posted by Blocked (2012-04-27 19:48:49)
ChocoCake avatarI thought the Pirate Bay was well known as a group of retards not pirates....

posted by Vip MemberTrusted UploaderET junkieET loverSuperman (2012-04-27 20:14:23)
extremezone avatarChocoCake-Account Created: 2012-04-05 it needs to say more? thanks SaM for article

posted by (2012-04-27 21:07:43)
1shadowwolf avatarChoco... pirate bay is a great site, when I cant find something on Extratorrent its the only other place to go.

Extratorrent is more trustworthy, but piratebay is pretty trustworthy and had a larger selection.

posted by (2012-04-27 21:09:29)
ic3m4l3 avatarlol extremem since wen did u ecome staf? lol OHHH ur trying lmao

nice read sam,

posted by (2012-04-27 22:27:23)
nos avatarcool....

posted by Blocked (2012-04-28 13:57:07)
bigboobs avatarThats Really cool..........

posted by Trusted UploaderTurtle (2012-04-28 15:09:28)
ponklay avatarThey dont allow new users if you register at pirate bay and upload a torrent you will get banned after five minutes

posted by ET lovermen (2012-04-28 16:18:40)
nAture avatarPirate bay bann new uploaders - True
extratorrent haven't the torrent you are looking for, best place to go pirate bay - True

posted by (2012-04-29 02:19:52)
No avatarthe best places to get stuff are from privet trackers, as if you download anything from ether ET or TPB you will be accused of steeling.

posted by men (2012-04-29 08:58:55)
Slickinator avatari just got promoted on TPB i am vip now woohoo and trusted most places but everyone has stuff everyone wants so i don't judge sites i just enjoy what each have too offer and give back too all as best i can, its about team work and friendship and of course goodies lol

posted by (2012-04-30 09:57:27)
gstanz67 avatar#9 like you getting accused of having perfect vocabulary skills?...privet?? steeling??....really?

posted by ET lovermen (2012-05-01 13:19:55)
brods73 avatarwell now the pirate bay is getting banned from the uk(officialy)

posted by (2012-05-02 19:44:47)
Zettabyte avatari think its a good idea ..great way to advertise i guess..if you're into drawing all kinds of attention to yourself..the pirate bay is a dangerous place especially when there are no reviews ..they do not have any kind of screening proccess on uploads /torrents like ET does ..thats how you can tell ET cares ..pirate bay doesn't!

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