Pretty Lights And Bittorrent Release Music To The World

Pretty Lights And Bittorrent Release Music To The World

Special media bundle of 3 EPs plus bonus tracks receives direct distribution to over 100 million music enthusiasts in 165 countries

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and DENVER, CO (Dec. 1, 2011) ― BitTorrent, Inc.,  a globally-recognized creator of software and protocols to help people find, share and move digital media, today partnered with the ultra-hot electronic dance music act Pretty Lights to release a special media bundle of music to a worldwide audience.

The bundle, created especially to introduce the massive BitTorrent community to the Pretty Lights sound, includes three Pretty Lights releases from 2010 and a single/video from 2011:  Glowing In The Darkest Night (EP – 8 eight tracks), Making Up A Changing Mind (EP – six tracks), Spilling Over Every Side (EP – six tracks), Pretty Lights Live @Bonnaroo (video), and the bonus hit single “I Know The Truth.” The bundle is available to download free here , or within the µTorrent and BitTorrent Mainline software. A torrent is available here.

Derek Vincent Smith, aka Pretty Lights, has toured extensively around the globe and spread his music online through unorthodox distribution methods. But many electronic dance and hip-hop music fans haven’t heard Pretty Lights and don’t have easy access to live events and music festivals.

“I began offering my music as a free download with the release of my first album because I’ve always supported the sharing of digital media, including my own creations.” said Smith from his current Australian tour. “I’ve experienced the benefits firsthand of letting anyone and everyone download my music at no charge, which is, primarily, a momentous growth in the attendance of my live shows. I believe that the recipe for my success has been three fold. One, producing fresh and original soulful music. Two, continuing to always invest back in the production of my live show/experience. And three, pushing the envelope in the way that I distribute my music online to new listeners. The third is why I’m so excited to be partnering with BitTorrent.”

Pretty Lights Stage

Pretty Lights Stage Bittorrent Press Release

Unlike traditional distribution and many online music services, BitTorrent already has users in every corner of the globe. The company can reach new audiences in areas that Pretty Lights may not be touring anytime soon. Combine that reach with BitTorrent’s legendary super-fast downloading technology and it’s a perfect fit.

Pretty Lights has a large dedicated fan base, made clear through his sold out US tours in venues ranging from 2-12 thousand persons in capacity.  He’s also played shows to massive crowds at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, Wireless Music Festival, Ultra Music Festival and more.

“These live experiences are at the core of Pretty Light’s success,” said Shahi Ghanem, chief strategist at BitTorrent. “As the Pretty Lights phenomenon continues to win over the world, we are very happy to offer a platform to directly distribute his music.”

Pretty Lights will perform at Oxford Arts Factory in Sydney, Australia tonight (tickets ), at the Stereosonic festival in Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane Australia on Dec. 2-4 (tickets ), and then will play two massive sold-out New Years Eve shows in his home state of Colorado on Dec. 30-31.

Fans can further stay in touch with upcoming Pretty Lights music and tour information at http://prettylightsmusic.com, or on the Pretty Lights Facebook page.

About Pretty Lights

Pretty Lights Sweater

Pretty Lights Bittorrent Partnership

Pretty Lights is the musical vision of the ultra-versatile Colorado based producer Derek Vincent Smith.  At a time when music lovers from almost all subcultures and genres are finding common ground in the basic form of bangin’ beats, Pretty Lights is giving the people what they want: electro organic cutting-edge party

The U.K.’s Clash Magazine observed: “Pretty Lights’ music is full of chopped-up samples (both vintage and fresh) and deliciously big synth riffs layered over a solid-as-you-like hip hop backbone.” NPR put “I Can See It In Your Face” on its list of “10 Songs To Shake The Dance Floor” from the Ultra Music Festival while The Fader said: “[‘Fly Away Another Day’ is] pieced together awesomely, like a mini-symphony.”

Pretty Lights’ spring 2011 outing earned a spot on Pollstar’s Top 50 grossing concert tours chart. It was followed by summer appearances at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, Identity, Norway’s Oslo Live and Poland’s Audioriver and a sold-out concert at Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Pretty Lights delivered its most sophisticated light and visual show to date on its fall headline tour, which also appeared weekly on Pollstar’s Top 50 grossing concert tours chart. It included a stop at the Austin City Limits Festival. Pretty Lights joins Australia’s traveling Stereosonic festival for its five-city run in December and will close out 2011 at 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, CO with a two-night stand that concludes on New Year’s Eve.

About BitTorrent

BitTorrent creates advanced, innovative technologies to efficiently move large files across the Internet. The company’s two main products today include the original BitTorrent software and the tiny-but-mighty µTorrent, which combined boast over 100+ million users. BitTorrent is based in San Francisco, Calif. More information is available at http://www.bittorrent.com.