Friday Download: Grateful Dead

2013/06/07

In this week’s FDL, a slight, slightly biased survey of work from one of our favorite bands: the Grateful Dead. Deadheads and music geeks rejoice: the Internet Archive hosts and curates a collection of over nine thousand live shows from the group. Start here. Or start here. And start exploring. Friday Download: Grateful Dead 1….

30 Lessons For Aspiring Musicians: Introducing the Berklee Online BitTorrent Bundle

2013/06/06

Anyone looking to get into music today is up against a lot of unknowns. But the most challenging question for many of us remains: how do I begin? Well, you can begin here. In our latest BitTorrent Bundle experiment, we’re partnering with Berklee Online to build the world’s largest open music classroom. Berklee Online is…

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World Creators Summit: Copyright, Innovation, and Ending the Digital Divide

2013/06/05

For two days each year, government officials, publishing and music execs, and tech companies get together at the World Creators Summit to discuss the future of copyright and creativity. The next five, fifty, and one hundred years of entertainment are on the table, and open for debate. Can copyright and innovation work together? Can the…

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Monday Download: Introducing The Boxer Rebellion

2013/06/03

BitTorrent Download: The Boxer Rebellion. There’s being indie, and then there’s being an independent band. The former is a genre; a semi-confusing shorthand for any act involving guitars. The latter is meaningful, and more rare: the artists who actually go it alone. These are the the guys worth listening to. Right now, we’re listening to…

Coming Soon: BitTorrent Presents The Boxer Rebellion, Monday June 3rd

2013/05/31

On Monday June 3rd, we’ll be launching a very special promotion with indie rockers The Boxer Rebellion. In the meantime, get prepped. You can get to know the guys, and check out music video to their new single, ‘Diamonds’ over here. [youtube=http://youtu.be/HKTAXkpGceQ&w=570&h=370] Happy Friday!

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Now Playing on BitTorrent: The Official Roots Picnic 2013 Mixtape

2013/05/30

In just a couple days, the BitTorrent team will be heading down to Philly for the Roots Picnic. ROAD TRIP. We’re getting ready by playing this real loud: Cosmo Baker’s Official Roots Picnic Mixtape, from our friends at Okayplayer. The mixtape features picnic jams from all the artists on the bill, including The Roots, Naughty…

Friday Download: Surf Music Legend Dick Dale, Brought to You by BitTorrent Live

2013/05/24

This is the sound of surf, the sound of So Cal, the sound of summer. And this the man who pioneered it: Dick Dale, the King of Surf Guitar. He brought reverb and distortion into the mainstream; pushing against the conventions of rock, and the limits of amp technology. We’re bringing it to you, live….

Friday Download: The Weepies

2013/05/18

In this edition of FDL: magical/simple/pretty folk-pop, in the form of three live show torrents from The Weepies. The band name sounds supersad, but we promise it’s happy. How could it not be? IT’S FRIDAY. Friday Download: The Weepies 1. El Rey / Los Angeles, California / 2012 2. Butternut Ridge / Oberlin, Ohio /…

Internet High Five To Tess Beighton, The Winning Alex Day Remixer

2013/05/17

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MoM6wOp9Ow&w=570&h=370] Last month, Youtube hero and DIY artist Alex Day kicked off a collaboration project with BitTorrent fans. He posted stems from his Epigrams and Interludes tracks to SoShare. You guys picked them up, and made them yours. Awesome. This playlist has pretty much become our favorite thing on the Internet. (We’re probably not alone…

Friday Download: Death Cab For Cutie

2013/05/11

In this week’s Friday Download: a decade’s worth of live shows and bittersweet melodies from Death Cab for Cutie, preserved by the dedicated curatorial team over at archive.org. Set list after the jump. Friday Download: Death Cab For Cutie 1. Emo’s / Austin, Texas / 2001 2. Kamp / Bielefeld, Germany / 2006 3. 80-35…

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