BitTorrent Bundle: Now With Search, Tagging, and Embed-Anywhere Downloads
A short survey of our publisher updates, including a new Android media player BitTorrent Bundle is an experiment in sustainable publishing: a new media format built for big ideas; a creative good that’s designed to become more valuable, each time it’s shared. We launched Bundle just over a year ago. More than 600 of Bundles have…
Lee “Scratch” Perry Reveals New Track on BitTorrent Bundle
The reggae legend debuts the unreleased Clams Casino-produced track, “Jesus Is A Soul Man”, plus new footage from The Upsetter documentary. Lee Perry’s career spans fifty years; the birth of reggae, and the birth of dub. He produced The Wailers. He produced the Heptones. He produced the Congos. He stands 4’11”. He leaves a long…
Staff Picks: I Am Waiting For You Last Summer
Staff Picks is dedicated to surfacing the best music, film, and art downloads on the Internet; digitally handmade by BitTorrent Publishers. Read on for this week’s finds. In this edition of Staff Picks: Equal parts ambient downtempo and post-rock instrumental anthems. Russian rock trio I Am Waiting For You Last Summer is influenced by acts varying…
Staff Picks – Extreme Metal produced by Banger Films
In this edition of Staff Picks: a new documentary Metal series too extreme for TV. Extreme Metal is the next chapter in the Metal Evolution series, the popular TV series documenting the history of rock of metal from award winning producers Banger Films.
First Look: Tough Bond Documents Displaced Youth in Kenya
New BitTorrent documentary Bundle from 108 Media puts a lens on African urbanization – and asks viewers to help. In 2009, Anneliese Vandenberg and Austin Peck bought a one-way ticket to Kenya. They dedicated themselves to working locally with the communities- understanding their ways of life, their beliefs, and offering a helping hand whenever they…
BitTorrent Staff Picks – Chadwick Stokes
In this edition of Staff Picks: the Simmerkane II Bundle from songwriter and founding member of Dispatch and State Radio, Chadwick Stokes. Originally released in 2011, Simmerkane II is a collection of songs inspired by Stokes’ time spent hopping freight trains through the backwoods and small towns of the United States. Stokes assumes the ever…
Arcosanti X BitTorrent Bundle
In which we go behind the scenes of the first installment of FORM, a new live performance platform curated by Hundred Waters. Download and listen. We fall in love with songs because they’re more than audio. They are experience, and they are intention. The Internet is the world’s wall of sound. It’s also reduced recording…
Net Neutrality: We Need a Better Deal
The FCC’s new proposal for Net Neutrality rules include effectively abolishing it: proposing preferential treatment for certain traffic. In the wake of February’s Netflix and Comcast deal, it becomes obvious that only companies willing to pay for access have traffic worthy of preferential treatment. The open Internet has been paywalled shut.
Public Enemy Gives BitTorrent Fans an iTunes Record Deal
The Public Enemy Bundle has been downloaded by more than a million fans. The group’s new remix collection, created by BitTorrent listeners and curated by Public Enemy, debuts on iTunes and as a BitTorrent Bundle. Public Enemy rewrote the rules of hip hop. They pioneered a socially-aware, sonically-dense brand of rap that still reverberates today….
SF Hacker News @ BitTorrent HQ
We had a great time meeting and supporting the local developer community and hosting SF Hacker News (@SFHackerNews) for their mixer and lightning demos last Thursday.