FrostWire shares over 1/2 million free legal downloads via BitTorrent

At the end of November 2008 the FrostWire and FrostClick team set out on a mission to find talented unsigned and indie artists and labels that were willing to share their music under a Creative Commons license or for some form of free distribution agreement.

We’re proud to announce that today March, 31st 2008, we’ve been able to share over 500,000 copies of free music and video. The amount of data shared so far is well over 47 Terabytes, at absolutely no cost to the content creators. Another plus of this content being shared over FrostWire is that all this content now has thousands of seeds in Gnutella as well, where it’s now available to millions of Gnutella users.

  Name Type Completed Downloads
512,056
1 ESPSIX “Collection of House Music” Music 67,190
2 Back ELement, A Major Minority Music 60,553
3 Ray Sytes, Guyanese Pride Music 49,672
4 Farkus, Thought you should know Music 41,184
5 Cartel, Tha Throwback Music 38,944
6 Matt Pond, The Freeep Music 38,447
7 Sean Fournier, Oh My Music 35,374
8 Brad Sucks, Out of It Music 34,758
9 Mike Falzone, Fun With Honesty Music 32,256
10 Audra Hardt, Superficial Superstar Music 30,447
11 K Sparks and DJ Pajozo, Definition Music 25,754
12 Tiara Wiles, This is Tiara Music 19,724
13 Big Buck Bunny High Definition Short Film/3D Animation 19,088
14 Sagaboy, Evolution Music 13,670
15 Georgia Wonder, Hello Stranger Music 4,995 (*)

If you are an artist or content creator willing to share some of your work for free so that others experiment and get to know your work you should take a look at the requirements to be promoted on FrostClick and FrostWire.

(*) Georgia Wonder’s Torrent file was hosted and tracked by The Pirate Bay, therefore we don’t have the number of completed downloads.
We know it was a very popular torrent the week of the promotion because it was among the top 20 seeded music torrents.
This torrent also was also published to the Mininova tracker where it shows another 9,232 completed downloads as of March 31st, 2009.

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Sean Fournier Blog: Contributing to FrostWire’s Milestone

Sean Fournier signs licensing agreement with MTV Networks

Sean Fournier mentions on his blog that he has signed a licensing agreement with MTV Networks (MTV, VH1, etc.)

We wonder if FrostWire had anything to do along the chain of events that lead to this, he mentions the VH1 person who contacted him had gotten his hands on the free album thanks to a friend from MTV. (who could at some point gotten referred through a friend of a friend that downloaded it with FrostWire? who knows)

Whatever the case, we feel very happy for Sean Fournier and we thank him for sharing his awesome music with the world.

Download Sean’s Fournier Album for free

About Sean Fournier
Sean Fournier is the first artist to ever be featured on the FrostWire welcome screen by the FrostClick team.

Sean Fournier is an American-born musician, more commonly known for his free album Oh My. This lyrically-driven singer/songwriter’s style stretches across many genres including folk, acoustic, and pop.

Unsigned Musician Sean Fournier Draws Over 25,000 Downloads in One Weekend

FrostWire™ is positively on the news this morning showing how P2P can achieve great things when artists have an open mind when it comes to sharing some of their work for free.

As of FrostWire™ 4.17.0, we can promote legal content, or important information using the FrostWire™ welcome screen. We’ve vowed to never use this screen for spam or evil purposes of any kind, only to help content creators of all kinds (musicians, film makers, writers, software programers, photographers, video game shops and independent professionals) that are willing to share some of their work for free, or under creative commons licenses get their message across our ever growing network.

Sean Fournier is the first musician to do so, in only 4 days his 6 track album “Oh-my” was shared via FrostWire™ by over 25,000 users, at the time of this writing the download count by the torrent tracker is 27,923, saving Sean almost 1 Terabyte of data sent, plus having his music on tens of thousands of computers and who knows into how many portable music players.

You can read the full story on FrostClick.com, our initiative towards the distribution of 100% free and legal content over FrostWire™.

Here’s a press release we found this morning on the news:

Milford, CT (PRWEB) December 2, 2008 — Musician Sean Fournier harnesses the power of Peer-to-Peer networking to distribute his free album, ‘Oh My’, to hundreds of thousands all over the world via FrostWire’s welcome screen. Within the first weekend, this exposure returned over 25,000 complete downloads for this independent singer/songwriter.

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FrostWire Welcome Screen Featuring Sean Fournier

Spread it like the plague.
Fournier’s ‘Oh My’ is the first free album download to be featured on FrostWire’s Welcome Screen, which is a new feature designed to help musicians and content owners share their media for free on the FrostWire network.

‘Oh My’ is a six-track album which was created to be 100% free. Sean encourages his listeners to download it, share it, give it friends and family – and do anything within their power to “Spread it like the plague.”

Aside from it’s recent exposure on FrostClick.com, listeners can get their hands on ‘Oh My’ at Sean Fournier’s Official Website.

If you’re a professional content creator willing to share some of your work for free to get more exposure and thus increase your sales, contact us at FrostClick.com

Related Links

Sean Fournier’s Blog – FrostWire related Post #1

Sean Fournier’s Blog – FrostWire related post #2

FrostClick.com – Sean Fournier’s “Oh My” – A great Free Album

FrostWire on the web – November 2008

These are the blogs and sites we’ve spotted talking about FrostWire recently.

Our thanks to all for spreading the word.

GHacks.net

GetDeb.net

P2P On

Lugar De Origen

Cool OSX Apps

Freebie

IceWalkers

Orbit Downloader

AppleLinks

ZZillezz dot net

Download, FTP & File Sharing

HolyFile.com

FileHippo.com

Bill Mullins’ Weblog – Tech Thoughts

If you have reviewed or talked about FrostWire on your blog or website, please leave a comment on this post, and we’ll update the list by adding a link to your page.

New FrostWire 4.17.1 Released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Official FrostWire 4.17.1 Download link

FrostWire.com — The last of the 4.17.x FrostWire series is finally out. The following is a list of the most important updates made for this release, which irons out most of the complains received from the community in regards to 4.17.0.

The new FrostWire will allow us to distribute twice the number of installers using the same bandwidth employed by 4.17.0, The new FrostWire installer has been reduced in sized more than 50% by using the latest in compression technology.

  • Half sized installers
  • It will attempt to add the default Library folder of 4.13.5 so users won’t feel like they lost their old library
  • FrostWire now can be auto-started when Windows starts. This setting is available from the ‘Option’ menu (‘Windows boot’) and from the initial setup.
  • File Association issues fixed. FrostWire will open automatically on Windows and MacOSX upon clicking on .torrents (files and links), and magnet links.
  • Fixes compatibility issues with iTunes 8
  • Heavy work on all translations. Translation files now work with launchpad.net for more open collaboration of worldwide translator volunteers
  • Default Community Chat chatroom auto join update (in your own language) makes chatting friendlier to non-english speaking users. Users that speak the following languages will auto join to rooms of their own language: Dutch, Portuguese, French, German, Spanish, Turkish, Norwegian, Danish, Italian, Swedish, Polish, Czech, Filipino, Japanese, Finnish and Hungarian. No more unexplained kicks to international users!
  • Updated “FrostWire” font logo on the Logo Pane
  • Icons updated
  • Volume toolbar graphic replaced
  • Fixed playback Issue when continuous playback was selected
  • Valid Chatroom links will now open on the user’s default browser
  • About FrostWire

    FrostWire, a BitTorrent/Gnutella Peer-to-Peer client, is a collaborative effort from many Open Source developers and contributors from all around the world. In late 2005, concerned developers of LimeWire’s open source community announced the start of a new project fork “FrostWire” that would protect the developmental source code of the LimeWire client and any improvements to the Gnutella protocol design. The developers of FrostWire give high regard and respect to the GNU General Public License and consider it to be the ideal foundation of a creative and free enterprise market.

    FrostWire included in new PCLinuxOS 2009

    We just read the release message from the PCLinuxOS team, and it mentions FrostWire is included in the distro.

    This beta iso features kernel 2.6.26.6.tex2, KDE 3.5.10, Open Office 2.4.1, Firefox 3.0.3, Thunderbird 2.0.0.14, Frostwire, Ktorrent, Amarok, Flash, Java JRE, Compiz-Fusion 3D and much more.

    FrostWire on the Blogosphere recently

    Here’s a list of some of the blogs that have taken the time to write about FrostWire recently:

    Easy Tech Talk – Stop Using LimeWire

    DownloadMx

    Carlos Leopoldo – FrostWire como LimeWire PRO pero gratis

    Zzillez dot net – FrostWire Chat Server

    Nova Conscientia

    Waterfowl Blog – Faster and better LimeWire alternative

    AllYouLike.com

    Solo Mandriva – FrostWire en Mandriva

    Sumur007

    Suse Geek

    FrostWire is the most popular Mac download on download.com

    FrostWire is the #1 mac download on download.com

    FrostWire is the #1 mac download on download.com

    FrostWire 4.17.0 was listed on download.com for the first time only 2 weeks ago, two weeks after, the mac user base has made it the most popular software for the week ending July 20th of 2008.

    Thank you, keep spreading the voice

    Comcast Ordered to Stop BitTorrent Traffic Interference

    By Ernesto at TorrentFreak.com

    ISPs have been throttling BitTorrent traffic for years now, but only recently has this turned into a political issue. In a huge victory for BitTorrent users, the FCC has now announced that it will order Comcast to stop interfering with BitTorrent traffic.

    What does that mean?
    Better connectivity for all FrostWire users.

    Read more