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Public Enemy is on tour, and as a reminder, you can download the Public Enemy Bundle to receive the group’s new single “Get Up Stand Up.” Opt to unlock the Bundle with your email, and you’ll get even more from the group: the music video, outtakes and an exclusive multitrack.
If you’re in the Los Angeles area, be sure to catch Public Enemy this Sunday, July 7th performing at the Greek Theater. You might see our friend Shepard Fairey there; he created the poster you see for the concert above. You can read about how hyped he was to make it here. We’re pretty hyped about the whole thing, too.
Not in Los Angeles? The Kings of The Mic tour might still be coming your way. Check out their other tour dates.
Also, don’t forget we have a competition still going on. Make your own Public Enemy remix, share it directly with Public Enemy, and if they like it, they’ll digitally release your track. Visit our post about the Public Enemy contest for more details on how to win. Just remember to get your remixes in by July 18th, 2013. Public Enemy can’t wait to hear them.
Public Enemy broke out over 25 years ago: a sonic bomb of crazy invention and crazier virtuosity; a call to arms and a call to change (music) culture as we know it. Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys maybe said it best: “No one has been able to approach the political power that Public Enemy brought to hip hop.” The truth holds. For over 25 years, Public Enemy has set the political agenda for hip hop. Today, they’re still challenging its status quo.
Because there are some things in music we can’t be complacent about. Hip hop belongs to the people. Creativity happens in the streets, and not just the studio. Gary “G-Wiz” Rinaldo, Chuck D’s manager and a longtime record producer who’s worked with Public Enemy, Aerosmith, Run-DMC and more, notes that the group’s always believed in direct-to-fan. “For many established people in the music business, there’s a fear that comes along with it. We don’t have that fear. The ability to freely share an archive and have flexibility on how it can be used is an extremely powerful tool when it comes to making music and media available.”
Download the Public Enemy Bundle, and you’ll instantly receive the group’s new single “Get Up Stand Up”, featuring Brother Ali. Opt to unlock the Bundle with your email, and you’ll get the music video, plus outtakes, from Public Enemy. You’ll also get the exclusive multitrack: 37 acapellas and stems. Make your own Public Enemy mix, and if the group likes what they hear, they’ll release it digitally for you. Call it creative activism. Here’s how it works.
2. Make something dope.
The group will listen and vote on their favorite mixes. Winning tracks will get the goods:
1st Prize: One amazing remix will get released by Public Enemy. Its creator will get equipment from Blue Mics, Native Instruments, plus Public Enemy swag.
2nd Prize: 3 remixers will win equipment from Blue Mics and Native Instruments, plus merch from Public Enemy.
3rd Prize: 5 remixers will win Public Enemy merchandise, and a feature in BitTorrent.
Free music and an opportunity to make hip hop history? Aw yeah. The next Public Enemy track could be made by you. Get your remixes in by July 18, 2013 for your chance to win.
(And in the meantime, check out more from PE on iTunes.)
Last month, Youtube hero and DIY artist Alex Day kicked off a collaboration project with BitTorrent fans. He posted stems from his Epigrams and Interludes tracks to SoShare. You guys picked them up, and made them yours. Awesome. This playlist has pretty much become our favorite thing on the Internet. (We’re probably not alone – these videos have been watched over 31 thousand times.)
The winning track, as decided by Alex: Tess Beighton’s remix of Forever Yours. It adds edge and originality; it comes from the same feeling and place as the original. It’s pretty epic, and we’re reminded again how amazing songs can sound in the hands of fans. On behalf of BitTorrent: congrats! You can find more from Tess here.
A few weeks ago, we asked BitTorrent fans to submit photos of their most awesome foodthings, to support our friends at Epic Meal Time. The results were amazing/terrifying. Bacon everywhere. Burritos bigger than children. Like pretty sure someone submitted a human heart. Photographic evidence lives here forever, on our Facebook page. Help us congratulate the five winners, won’t you?
Have you downloaded the Epic Meal Time BitTorrent Bundle? Good. You should now know how we roll. Yep. That’s an egg and cheese. We use the donuts as bread. Think you can out-eat us, out-gross us, or out-bacon us? Game on.
Take a picture of your most epic meal between now and March 7th.
Send it to email@example.com with your name and contact information (email or telephone).
The top five most epic meal photos and photographers will win a t-shirt and cookbook from our friends at Epic Meal Time.
We’ll also give winning meals props on our Facebook page/blog. Need some inspiration? Look no further. Here’s a free episode (and more) from Epic Meal Time. Catch the whole series on YouTube. Read on for swag and contest rules.
Because it’s Friday, we thought we’d do something fun. A one-year Plus subscription for BitTorrent, or our tiny-but-mighty µTorrent client, usually costs $24.95. Today, and over the weekend, you can test your luck in the Twitterverse and get it for free, not to mention fairly easily.
All you have to do is ReTweet the following update:
If you prefer µTorrent:
Finally, if you’re not a member of Geekli.st (ProTip: it might be a good place to find a developer for your company) yet, you’re missing out. Join, if you haven’t already, and regeek our giveaway. One of you will win a BT Plus, one of you will win µT Plus. Here is the invite code to join, if you haven’t yet.
Why Upgrade to Plus? Here’s a few reasons:
1) You can set up a remote account and access your torrent library anytime, from anywhere, and from any device that has a supported browser.
2) Since Plus supports most popular file formats, you can view your HD content as it was meant to be: in high-definition. That’s like having an HDTV on your computer (plus, it’s much less expensive).
3) Move files from your torrent library and play them on popular devices including iPads, smart phones – even your own television.*
4) Protect your PC and torrent library from viruses. Not all files are safe. With Plus, your torrent content is scanned, keeping your downloads safer from viruses, malware and other threats.
*- Television playback when combined with Apple TV, Xbox, or PS3.
Everything else you need to know about BitTorrent Plus can be found here.
For µTorrent Plus info, visit this page.
µTorrent is a tiny-yet-mighty BitTorrent client. It is our labor of love. If we had a mascot it would probably be a kitten-ninja hybrid with an awesome samurai sword and a sweet hat.
A few months ago we launched µTorrent Plus. For a low annual subscription, we added several premium features that make µTorrent even better. It’s like we took that ninja-kitten and gave it crime fighting super powers…and a bazooka…and…
Since my analogy is falling apart, I’m just going to list the features:
- Set up a remote account and access your µTorrent library anytime, from anywhere from any device that has a supported browser.
- Since Plus supports most popular file formats, view your HD content as it was meant to be: in high-definition. That’s like having an HDTV on your computer (plus, it’s much less expensive).
- Move files from your torrent library and play them on popular devices including iPads, smart phones, even your own television.*
- Protect your PC and torrent library from viruses. Not all torrent files are safe. With Plus, your torrent content is scanned, keeping your downloads safer from viruses, malware and other threats.
*Television playback when combined with Apple TV, Xbox or PS3.
Now for the fun part: Because we appreciate our loyal, dedicated, charming and ridiculously good-looking fan base, we are giving away five premium subscriptions (a $24.95 value each) as our way of giving you a virtual fist bump. Get all the details about how to enter after the jump.
The only thing better than BitTorrent is more BitTorrent, which is why we created BitTorrent Plus. Because we appreciate you, our loyal, dedicated fans, we decided to give away five BitTorrent Plus subscriptions (a $24.95 value each), good for one year, as our way of saying “thank you” for supporting our technology for more than a decade.
To enter for a chance to win a year’s subscription to the finest torrent client around, all you have to do is show your support for BitTorrent somewhere on the Web (see below for details, subject to our contest rules here). You can get up to 4 entries (1 for each task you complete) and winners will be chosen at random from the eligible entries as of 5:00 pm, PST on May 1, 2012. So, the more of a social demon you are, the better your odds. Ready?
1) Follow us on Twitter and tweet out the following: I want to win a @BitTorrent Plus account: http://bit.ly/WINBTPLUS
2) Like us on Facebook. If you already like our page, simply post a comment.
3) Follow us on Pinterest.
4) Finally, we just got an Instagram account. Make sure to follow us there. Username: bittorrent
Winners will be contacted on Friday, May 4th. Good luck!