All the music in this compilation available for free or under creative commons by these 21 wonderful artists. Their music has been distributed through the BitTorrent and Gnutella networks with FrostWire. Continue reading
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.
|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|
|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.
FrostWire hits the half-million BT mark by p2pnet
How to Promote your Content on Frostclick/FrostWire
FrostWire P2P Client Starts Artist Promotion by TorrentFreak
Saturday in NY: launch party for the Free Music Archive
Interview with Cory Doctorow, Part 1: Copyfight and Creative Commons
Sean Fournier Blog: Contributing to FrostWire’s Milestone
To our loyal chat community and FrostClick.com users.
We’re incredibly apologetic that our content and chat services have been inaccessible since last night due to some creative people attacking our servers all night.
We hope you can be a little patient while we bring the services back.
You can expect downtime for the next hours on:
- chat.peercommons.net (IRC)
- frostclick.com (Our legal download directory)
- tracker.frostwire.com (Our legal torrent tracker)
Tiara Wiles “This is Tiara” (alt. torrent location)
If you wanted to get the Tiara Wiles album (our featured torrent of the week), here’s the torrent file with plenty of seeds.
We’ll be moving FrostClick.com and the tracker to machines far from the IRC server so that this won’t happen again.
We are working as fast as we can to get the issues solved.
PS: And to whoever hacked us, thanks for teaching us more about security, guess we were not paranoid enough and we’ve learned our lesson. And we extend a shaking hand to you, we could use the security knowledge in the team.
Update: FrostClick.com is back online. Still working on chat.peercommons.net
Update 7pm: Peercommons.net is back up. And all the services along with it. Thanks for your patience.
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.
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.
Since mid december 2008, FrostWire and FrostClick started promoting unsigned or indie artists willing to share their work for free or under Creative Commons license.
As of today, FrostWire has shared over 20 Terabytes of data through over 230,000 downloads of music albums and a creative commons 3d animated film
With artists like Ray Sytes getting 48 thousand downloads (and going…) we hope in 2009 we can help undiscovered talent reach larger audiences, so far the reception by the FrostWire community has been great and we’re commited to bringing you professional quality content created by talented people who have a passion and love for what they do.
How to get promoted
If you are a professional content creator and you feel you have some amazing work the whole world needs to see, read this and then contact us if you think you got what it takes.