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BitTorrent talks Thom Yorke: 'Major labels have given up on selling music'

BitTorrent talks Thom Yorke: 'Major labels have given up on selling music' | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Matt Mason on Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes: ‘People misunderstand BitTorrent and think it’s something just for piracy’. By Stuart Dredge
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"Major labels have given up on selling music", says BitTorrent.

Correct. They rely on selling the shittiest crap.

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BitTorrent's Music Industry Team-Up

BitTorrent's Music Industry Team-Up | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The peer-to-peer company wants to shed its scofflaw image
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BitTorrent is just another content delivery protocol. A real fast one.

What you do with it is up to you.

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Kelvin Omila's curator insight, November 5, 2013 5:32 PM

in this article, Moby talks about his approval of the media sharing site BitTorrent. He goes on explaining that he is okay with fans downloading his music and he embraces the idea of his fans remaking his music. He even goes into saying that he is waiting for a "Bulgarian Death Metal Remix" on his "Innocents" bundle that he has approved BitTorrent to have.

 

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In this article, it also explains how BitTorrent is trying to change the image of their company and that they are trying to be like "Google" as a search engine to websearchers and "Facebook" to the social networkers. I believe this is a good thing but as Charles Caldas(chief executive officer of Merlin, a London-based agency that negotiates digital rights deals for independent music labels) mentions "... BitTorrent could do more to discourage users’ illegal downloads. “We haven’t seen any evidence of that,” : “I don’t think they are friends."

It's clear to many artists that BitTorrent affects record sales and profits, but artists like Linkin Park and Madonna has embraced the "Bundle" idea of BitTorrent.

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Public Enemy bring the noise to fans... on BitTorrent

Public Enemy bring the noise to fans... on BitTorrent | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Stuart Dredge: Hip-hop group's new single will be given away for free, with fans invited to remix it
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Don't Believe The Hype ; unless it's a Free Download

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Scipio's curator insight, August 17, 2015 2:38 AM

Groups can do dynamic things cultural wise and music. The influence of this group was so big in its time there events are still being followed decades after. Groups in music today could possibly do the same but there are so few that the hip hop game that it seems we will never find out. Hopefully that changes and we can have influential groups like Public enemy again.

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Record Label Goes Berserk, Targets 7,000 Fans In Mammoth Lawsuits

Record Label Goes Berserk, Targets 7,000 Fans In Mammoth Lawsuits | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Antiquiet reports that American metal label Century Media have filed a lawsuit in a New Jersey court implicating 7,000 individuals who illegally shared albums by heavy rock acts Lacuna Coil and Iced Earth online via download client BitTorrent.

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Torrent search engine BTJunkie voluntarily shuts down

Torrent search engine BTJunkie voluntarily shuts down | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Torrent search engine BTjunkie is the latest file-sharing service to fall on its sword in the wake of the Megaupload sting. Junkie, one of the largest BitTorrent indexes, decided to shut down voluntarily.
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How To Play Your Music Downloads From Anywhere | Evolver.fm

How To Play Your Music Downloads From Anywhere | Evolver.fm | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

BitTorrent added an intriguing new product last year called BitTorrent Sync, which lets you share files between your devices, or with your friends, totally for free, with no data limits (try that with Dropbox).

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It seems BitTorrent launched a private cloud-based media center solution last year. And nobody reported it until now?

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Moby X BitTorrent: Unlock and Remix Innocents

Moby X BitTorrent: Unlock and Remix Innocents | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

On September 30th, Moby released innocents: his 11th studio album, and maybe, his most personal. A lo-fi, melodic meditation on vulnerability, it’s the record that he wanted to make. What you make of it is up to you.

Pierre Priot's insight:

If BitTorrent's a crime, then running a computer is a crime.

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Music Industry Fights to Conquer Piracy’s Surprising Capital

Music Industry Fights to Conquer Piracy’s Surprising Capital | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The dubious award for Gainesville, is detailed in a global report into music piracy — the Digital Music Index (DMI) — by global analysts at MusicMetric which charts digital music trends around the world.

Investigating file-sharing activity carried out via the peer-to-peer protocol BitTorrent, the inaugural report published by the group shows that Americans downloaded 759 million songs illegally using BitTorrent downloading software in the first half of 2012.

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Tyheim's curator insight, August 13, 2013 5:08 PM

I believe the internet has done wonderous for the music industry but also destroyed artist sales with being able to download any album you want for free.

Cameron Dorrah's curator insight, June 15, 2015 2:27 AM

I had no idea that a city in florida was a piracy capital. I didn't think that the rap genre would have the most piracy because most rappers make mixtape for free

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BitTorrent Bundle Might Make Money for DJ Shadow | Underwire | Wired.com

BitTorrent Bundle Might Make Money for DJ Shadow | Underwire | Wired.com | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
BitTorrent has a new plan for getting money into the hands of content producers -- and it's putting its method to the test with a handful of new tracks from turntable maestro DJ Shadow.
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