With All the hoopla with Metallica & Others Sueing the File Sharing community over breaking copyrights, is it really all bad or are the Big Money Hungry Musicians Able to thrive in the File Sharing World?
Looking into the matter we see Pretty Lights, Hot on the scene & owing his success, profit & exposure all to the Torrent Community. DJ Pretty Lights (Derek Vincent Smith) released 3 EPs On December 1, 2011, through BitTorrent, Getting distributed to over 100 million music enthusiasts in 165 countries. At this time the Bittorrent release has been downloaded 7 Million times and Smith has added 80,000 subscribers to his mailing list and 40,000 new Facebook fans.
It seems all the cries from the music Industry might start to fall on deaf ears now that artists are starting to popup & instead of spending time going through law suites embracing today's technology & working with the community that spreads the word, the torrent word.
NARIP Hosted a panel discussion on May 30th at the SAE institute in San Fran, CA. It discussed why bittorrent should be embraced & not shunned. There are 500,000 to 700,000 people that install bitorrent & uTorrent every day on computers, so there is very much potential to reach a broad spectrum of customer base.
Pretty Lights, by partnering with BitTorrent, in only 3 months time gained 40,000 Facebook fans. Thats a 700% increase in their sites traffic, as well as 80,000 new email subscribers, and 7 million downloads from new fans all stemming from Bittorent Publicity. Also discussed in the panel is how Pretty Lights giving away alot of music for free helped to greatly boost his connectivity with the public & get the name out.