Thom Yorke’s BitTorrent launch had over one million downloads in six days
So, how did Thom Yorke’s newest music-distribution enterprise go? Fairly nicely, it appears. The Radiohead-frontman’s second solo album, Tomorrow’s Trendy Packing containers, achieved over one million downloads in six days by way of BitTorrent Bundle, based on the peer-to-peer community’s weblog. Precisely how the numbers break down is a bit nebulous, although. BitTorrent says that these million downloads additionally embrace the freebie single and video in addition to the $6 album, noting to Consequence of Sound that exact gross sales numbers have been being withheld at Yorke’s request. Nonetheless, it is a bit of thrilling to see that Bundles might be a viable method for musicians to earn a dwelling — particularly when streaming providers are properly-recognized for much less-than-favorable pay-outs and enterprise practices. Let’s simply hope this success is not restricted to acts with Yorke’s inherent star-energy. In any case, even Trent Reznor went again to a standard document label after toying with complete independence.
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