The Pirate Bay Sponsors Rock Band

The Pirate Bay is featuring the Swedish glam rock band "Lamont" on their frontpage. Unlike the major record labels, Lamont recognizes the power of filesharing and they give away their album for free. Not without success, over 100,000 people downloaded their album in less than 24 hours, numbers that other…

Downloaders Confuse Ozzy Osbourne to Go on Tour

When he isn't biting the heads off live animals or starring in a hugely popular reality show, Ozzy Osbourne is still making music. Unfortunately, he's had to go on tour because people keep downloading his music: "I've been suffering terribly" he mumbled, while counting his next million dollars.

Mininova Breaks 3 Billion Downloads Barrier

Mininova reached another milestone as they just passed the 3 billion .torrent download mark. The impressive number of 3 million daily users now download almost 10 million .torrent files a day.

Mininova Closes Distribution Deal for TV-Show

The "old media" is slowly realizing that BitTorrent is a great distribution platform, and above all, an excellent marketing tool. Today, The Red Band Film Company and Mininova announce the first official deal to distribute a TV-show on the popular BitTorrent site.

Nine Inch Nails Frontman Was a Member of OiNK

Following the bust of the OiNK BitTorrent tracker, most of its 180,000 members are keeping their heads down and trying to stay inconspicuous. However, Trent Reznor, frontman of Nine Inch Nails isn't worried: "I had an account there" he said. "it was like the world's greatest record store."

What Waffles? The Hydra Lives On

With the demise of oink, many music aficionados were left with little in the way of similar sites. However, true to the hydra phenomenon, a week later and several new sites have sprung up to replace it. We asked the admins of two of these sites for their future plans.