The Pirate Bay is encouraging its users to vote for Familjen, an independent artists who is nominated for a Swedish Grammy. They are using the power of peers to break with the tradition of music cartels that reward their own artists, and to annoy the IFPI of course.
A brand new logo, shown here on the right, temporarily replaces the regular Pirate Bay logo on their frontpage. It points to a separate page where the Pirate Bay team show clearly their favored winner for the Swedish grammys.
They write: ?According to tradition, this is when the music industry gives away awards to their own superstars who act surprised. This year however, times are a-changing. For the first time You have the chance to decide who best deserves to win. And one of our favorites - Familjen - is one of the nominees!?
With the huge number of visitors the Pirate Bay has they can have a huge impact on the outcome of the award ceremony. Of course that is what they hope for, showing off the power of peers while slapping the music cartels in the face.
This is not the first time The Pirate Bay has openly supported Familjen. In October they backed the artist in a ?take from the rich, give to the family? slogan, a reference to Robin Hood. Duracell, the organizer and sponsor of the Ramp Music project threatened to exclude Familjen from the results if The Pirate Bay didn?t take their logo down.
The Pirate Bay removed the logo, but Duracell?s intervention came too late. Familjen won the contest thanks to the votes from Pirate Bay users, and collected a million Swedish Kroner ($150.000).
The Pirate Bay loves to support independent artists, last month they featured the Swedish glam rock band ?Lamont? on their frontpage. At the time Brokep told TorrentFreak that they love to support bands who are willing to share their music on BitTorrent. We will probably see more support for independent artists on The Pirate Bay in the future.
Familjen?s single, video and album are available for download for free on The Pirate Bay, and don?t forget to vote if you like what you see. You can find instructions on how to vote for the Swedish Grammy Awards here.http://thepiratebay.org/temp_grammis08.php
if ask even if it suck im gonne vote for it just to piss them off yeaaa i love to annoy the IFPI :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: