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,…

First Listen: Cassius X BitTorrent Bundle

2014/04/04

The indie hip hop artist premieres his new album, Loss Leader Vol. 1, as a BitTorrent Bundle. Listen up. You might not have heard of Cassius. But you’ve heard him. He’s the GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter behind Bruno Mars’ “Just The Way You Are”; a single that’s sold over 12.5 million copies around the world. “I…

Amanda Palmer Calls a Town Hall For the Future of Music

2014/04/03

Amanda Palmer asks fans to decide how music is distributed. You can download the full talk, plus live performances, as a BitTorrent Bundle. Amanda Palmer taught us that musicians could make money on Twitter. She showed us that we could survive, and thrive, in the Kickstarter economy. She reminded us — more than 5 million…

BitTorrent Names Three New Executive Appointments

2014/04/02

Ro Choy appointed Chief Operating Officer, Matt Mason appointed Chief Content Officer, and Jascha Kaykas-Wolff joins as Chief Marketing Officer. 2014 is off to a fast start here at BitTorrent, Inc. Momentum for BitTorrent Sync continues to build, as the app expands to new platforms. BitTorrent Bundle is proving to be a valuable tool for…

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