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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Black ELement free album blasts on FrostWire

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I’m truly excited to have the opportunity to introduce Black ELement and its free album A Major Minority to the FrostWire community.

I first had the chance to listen to this album last year and it went straight to my iPod because of Black ELement’s innate energetic talent to rap and to make really good hip hop. It truly stands out from the hundreds of wanna-be-rappers we’ve had to listen to in order to make our FrostWire featured picks every month.

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