1. Thom Yorke Probably Didn't Make $20M on 'Tomorrow's Modern Boxes'

    January 05, 2015 4:29 PM EST There's a story going around the Internet that Thom Yorke could have made "as much as $20 million" from his BitTorrent release, Tomorrow's Modern Boxes . Feel free to ignore it. Related Diplo Celebrates 'Flor1da' with a Paid BitTorrent Bundle (Which Are Now…

  2. Diplo Celebrates 'Flor1da' with a Paid BitTorrent Bundle (Which Are Now Available to the Public)

    November 17, 2014 2:08 PM EST Following in Thom Yorke's footsteps, Diplo is the second artist to release a pay-gated bundle on the platform. To celebrate 10 years since the release of his debut album, Florida , Diplo is re-releasing the LP today by way of a BitTorrent bundle, or a digital box set. The 11-track…

  3. The Good and the Bad of Spotify Founder Daniel Ek's Streaming Defense

    November 11, 2014 8:13 PM EST Spotify CEO Daniel Ek doesn't walk away from a challenge. After Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich blasted his company's business model , Ek responded with comments on Twitter. Now, after Taylor Swift drew huge attention by pulling her catalog from Spotify, Ek posted an 1,800-word…

  4. Op-Ed: Does BitTorrent Actually Want to Empower Artists?

    October 30, 2014 1:08 PM EDT Film executive Ruth Vitale on "the pirate’s penance" & BitTorrent's "fuzzy math." This is a response to an op-ed, published last week (Oct. 21), from BitTorrent's Chief Content Officer Matt Mason. Below, former film executive and current executive director…

  5. Op-Ed: BitTorrent's Matt Mason Makes a Case for Art In the Digital Age

    October 21, 2014 11:45 AM EDT On September 22, Thom Yorke published an image of a vinyl record. The earth was thrown off its axis , as Consequence of Sound reported. And it was again, four days later, when the record was released as a BitTorrent Bundle . That isn’t hyperbole, but instead, obvious and insignificant.…

  6. Iggy Pop Disses U2: ‘Giving Away Music Before It Can Flop’

    October 20, 2014 12:46 PM EDT Add Iggy Pop’s name to the list of those not impressed with U2’s latest attempt to change the world. The Stooges frontman took on the Apple-backed new album giveaway in a recent interview with the U.K.’s Sunday Times . “A veiled advert” is what he called the free-for-all rollout for U2’s…

  7. Oxford Business Students Helped Thom Yorke's BitTorrent Release

    October 16, 2014 1:35 PM EDT Add a group of Oxford business students to the list of people who kept Thom Yorke 's new solo album a secret from the world. MBA candidates at the prestigious university worked with the Radiohead singer's management team on the experimental set, titled Tomorrow's Modern Boxes…

  8. How Thom Yorke Kept His New Album a Surprise

    October 05, 2014 11:02 PM EDT Thom Yorke jolted fans Sept. 26 with a new album. Even more startling, however, was how the Radiohead frontman chose to release Tomorrow's Modern Boxes : via peer-to-peer file-sharing service BitTorrent. Once the preferred vessel of Internet pirates, BitTorrent -- actually a privately…

  9. Thom Yorke's BitTorrent Release Hits 1 Million Sales, Free Downloads

    October 02, 2014 8:57 PM EDT Thom Yorke 's surprise album release via BitTorrent Bundle last Friday has surpassed 1 million downloads, according to the file transfer platform .  That figure for Tomorrow's Modern Boxes is actually about 1.1 million, according to the website's ticker, and includes the $6…

  10. Five Questions with BitTorrent's Chief Content Guy About Thom Yorke's Surprise Record

    September 26, 2014 1:41 PM EDT About two hours ago at the time of this writing, BitTorrent and Thom Yorke foisted a surprise upon us in the form of a new solo record,  Tomorrow's Modern Boxes (which has been downloaded 34,800 times in that period), from the ever-shimmying (in our minds, at least) musician. The…

  11. Thom Yorke Announces New Album via BitTorrent Bundle

    September 26, 2014 11:54 AM EDT BitTorrent has announced its biggest coup yet in its continuing quest to promote its Bundle product (and distance itself from associations with piracy): a partnership with Thom Yorke behind his new solo record, Tomorrow's Modern Boxes . The release is the first paid record release via…

  12. Radiohead Updates PolyFauna App With New Music and Trippy Visual Landscapes

    September 01, 2014 3:05 PM EDT The update includes new atmospheric music and trippy visual landscapes. Radiohead fans have to wait a little while longer for a new studio album, but in the meantime the band has updated its PolyFauna app with new atmospheric music and visual landscapes. Radiohead Unveils PolyFauna…

  13. Radiohead to Begin Recording Ninth Album in September

    July 12, 2014 12:18 PM EDT Radiohead will begin rehearsing and recording its ninth studio album in September, according to the band’s guitarist Jonny Greenwood. Radiohead's Thom Yorke Announces Tour Plans and Dates Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood Reunites With 'Blood' Director Radiohead Producer Nigel…

  14. EDM's Mainstream vs. The Underground: Time to End the Hate (Op-Ed)

    May 23, 2014 9:00 AM EDT My iPod is not the only place where Skrillex and Speedy J can coexist. Yet as dance music's mainstream and underground gain additional adherents from the current boom, these different worlds seem set on a collision course. This rift reared its head in the debate following…

  15. Radiohead Unveils PolyFauna Interactive App

    February 11, 2014 2:13 PM EST It's not a new album, but today Radiohead devotees got a new release from Thom Yorke and company in the form of a mobile app. Titled PolyFauna, the app (available free for iOS and Android ) takes viewers through a trippy animated realm, much like one would envision along with the band&…

  16. Atoms For Peace Announce International Tour

    June 01, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Thom Yorke says the band will be playing cuts from 'Amok,' 'The Eraser' songs and some B-sides on tour. Southern California has been good for Thom Yorke. It's the home base for his 4-year-old band Atoms For Peace, meaning he's making occasional tough cross…

  17. Atoms for Peace Release 'Judge Jury and Executioner': Listen

    January 07, 2013 8:26 PM EST Atoms for Peace continue to roll out their debut album, releasing "Amok" track "Judge Jury and Execution" on Monday. The supergroup, which includes Radiohead 's Thom Yorke and Red Hot Chili Peppers ' Flea, offers a blend of acoustic and electronic instrumentation…

  18. California Wives, 'Art History': Exclusive First Listen

    August 30, 2012 2:40 PM EDT Band Talks Debut Album (Out Sept. 4): "I hope it's going to change and grow with you as you get older" California Wives have a total red herring for a moniker. "Our name is like a symbol," vocalist, keyboardist and guitarist Jayson Kramer tells Billboard. "When…

  19. Listen To New How To Dress Well, Flying Lotus Tracks

    August 16, 2012 3:00 PM EDT HTDW Covers Janet Jackson, while FlyLo Collaborates with Erykah Badu A pair of experimental, R&B-leaning projects are coming out over the next two months, and neither is to be slept on. How To Dress Well, the stage name of producer/songwriter Tom Krell, returns with the "Total Loss,…

  20. Frank Ocean's 10 Best Pre-'Channel Orange' Tracks

    July 11, 2012 12:05 PM EDT When Frank Ocean 's new studio album, "Channel Orange," was released on iTunes late on Monday night (July 9) -- just hours before he made his national TV debut on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" -- the cacophonous noises of opening track "Start" and moody…

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