Staff Picks: I Am Waiting For You Last Summer

2014/05/12

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

2014/05/10

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

2014/05/09

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

2014/05/05

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

2014/05/02

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

2014/04/24

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

2014/04/23

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

2014/04/16

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.

First Listen: Mad Decent Block Party 2014 BitTorrent Bundle

2014/04/11

MDBP 2014 tickets are on sale now. Grab the interactive mixtape, including the world premiere of new remixes of Diplo’s hit “Biggie Bounce” and “Boy Oh Boy” right here. The idea of the music festival is semi-mythic to us: Woodstock is a high school history lesson, and a hand-me-down, and an entire genre of clothing…

Can a Graphic Novel Change Attitudes On IP?

2014/04/10

Ricky Rouse Has a Gun (SelfMadeHero), a new graphic novel from Jörg Tittel, illustrates all the weirdness of contemporary copyright culture — and our need for new sources of inspiration. These are strange days for intellectual property. We live in quotes and click-able links. We accept retweets as a measure of meaning. Curation is, like,…

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