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.
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