Unsigned Musician Sean Fournier Draws Over 25,000 Downloads in One Weekend

FrostWire™ is positively on the news this morning showing how P2P can achieve great things when artists have an open mind when it comes to sharing some of their work for free.

As of FrostWire™ 4.17.0, we can promote legal content, or important information using the FrostWire™ welcome screen. We’ve vowed to never use this screen for spam or evil purposes of any kind, only to help content creators of all kinds (musicians, film makers, writers, software programers, photographers, video game shops and independent professionals) that are willing to share some of their work for free, or under creative commons licenses get their message across our ever growing network.

Sean Fournier is the first musician to do so, in only 4 days his 6 track album “Oh-my” was shared via FrostWire™ by over 25,000 users, at the time of this writing the download count by the torrent tracker is 27,923, saving Sean almost 1 Terabyte of data sent, plus having his music on tens of thousands of computers and who knows into how many portable music players.

You can read the full story on FrostClick.com, our initiative towards the distribution of 100% free and legal content over FrostWire™.

Here’s a press release we found this morning on the news:

Milford, CT (PRWEB) December 2, 2008 — Musician Sean Fournier harnesses the power of Peer-to-Peer networking to distribute his free album, ‘Oh My’, to hundreds of thousands all over the world via FrostWire’s welcome screen. Within the first weekend, this exposure returned over 25,000 complete downloads for this independent singer/songwriter.

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FrostWire Welcome Screen Featuring Sean Fournier

Spread it like the plague.
Fournier’s ‘Oh My’ is the first free album download to be featured on FrostWire’s Welcome Screen, which is a new feature designed to help musicians and content owners share their media for free on the FrostWire network.

‘Oh My’ is a six-track album which was created to be 100% free. Sean encourages his listeners to download it, share it, give it friends and family – and do anything within their power to “Spread it like the plague.”

Aside from it’s recent exposure on FrostClick.com, listeners can get their hands on ‘Oh My’ at Sean Fournier’s Official Website.

If you’re a professional content creator willing to share some of your work for free to get more exposure and thus increase your sales, contact us at FrostClick.com

Related Links

Sean Fournier’s Blog – FrostWire related Post #1

Sean Fournier’s Blog – FrostWire related post #2

FrostClick.com – Sean Fournier’s “Oh My” – A great Free Album

Kalong from Strands.com got a FrostWire T-Shirt

Thanks to Kalong from Strands.com for posting this video of her receiving the FrostWire T-Shirt and stickers.

Kalong from Strands.com wearing her new FrostWire T-Shirt

Also thanks to all the users that have posted pictures of their stickers and t-shirts on our Flickr Photo Album

About Strands.com

Strands is a life streaming service that helps users discover new things based on what their friends like and do, and allows them to see what’s hot among the people they care about.

From Wikipedia

New FrostWire 4.17.1 Released

Source

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Official FrostWire 4.17.1 Download link

FrostWire.com — The last of the 4.17.x FrostWire series is finally out. The following is a list of the most important updates made for this release, which irons out most of the complains received from the community in regards to 4.17.0.

The new FrostWire will allow us to distribute twice the number of installers using the same bandwidth employed by 4.17.0, The new FrostWire installer has been reduced in sized more than 50% by using the latest in compression technology.

  • Half sized installers
  • It will attempt to add the default Library folder of 4.13.5 so users won’t feel like they lost their old library
  • FrostWire now can be auto-started when Windows starts. This setting is available from the ‘Option’ menu (‘Windows boot’) and from the initial setup.
  • File Association issues fixed. FrostWire will open automatically on Windows and MacOSX upon clicking on .torrents (files and links), and magnet links.
  • Fixes compatibility issues with iTunes 8
  • Heavy work on all translations. Translation files now work with launchpad.net for more open collaboration of worldwide translator volunteers
  • Default Community Chat chatroom auto join update (in your own language) makes chatting friendlier to non-english speaking users. Users that speak the following languages will auto join to rooms of their own language: Dutch, Portuguese, French, German, Spanish, Turkish, Norwegian, Danish, Italian, Swedish, Polish, Czech, Filipino, Japanese, Finnish and Hungarian. No more unexplained kicks to international users!
  • Updated “FrostWire” font logo on the Logo Pane
  • Icons updated
  • Volume toolbar graphic replaced
  • Fixed playback Issue when continuous playback was selected
  • Valid Chatroom links will now open on the user’s default browser
  • About FrostWire

    FrostWire, a BitTorrent/Gnutella Peer-to-Peer client, is a collaborative effort from many Open Source developers and contributors from all around the world. In late 2005, concerned developers of LimeWire’s open source community announced the start of a new project fork “FrostWire” that would protect the developmental source code of the LimeWire client and any improvements to the Gnutella protocol design. The developers of FrostWire give high regard and respect to the GNU General Public License and consider it to be the ideal foundation of a creative and free enterprise market.

    FrostWire now available on Gentoo Linux’s Portage package system

    We want to give thanks to William L. Thomson Jr from Gentoo for making FrostWire available to people running Gentoo ~arch or unstable ~x86 or ~amd64.

    If you are a Gentoo Linux user you can now just do:

    emerge frostwire

    And as William says:

    it will bring in all deps, compile, install, make desktop menu entries, launcher, etc 🙂

    If you’re interested here’s the package

    About Gentoo

    The Gentoo Linux operating system (pronounced /ˈdÊ’É›ntuː/) is a Linux distribution based on the Portage package management system. The development project and its products are named after the Gentoo penguin. Gentoo package management is designed to be modular, portable, easy to maintain, flexible, and optimized for the user’s machine. Packages are normally built from source code, continuing the tradition of the ports collection, although for convenience, some large software packages are also available as precompiled binaries for various architectures.

    Source: Wikipedia

    Cows also share

    User luisdrk from Caracas,Venezuela has posted this picture on flickr. Pretty cool stuff. it’s actually a parody of this picture by Jesus Molina.

    It’s really funny because we had our inspiration from a similar source, we looked for the words “frost wire” in flickr, and we saw frozen barbed wires, this is the one that caught our eye and then we talked to a great graphic designer who did the logo for us.

    Reply with your creations on this post’s comments section.

    What’s new in FrostWire 4.13.5

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    FrostWire 4.13.5 is now available for MS Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. Major updates improve network bootstraping and peer discovery. 4.13.5 includes improvements on the Chatroom tab, Audio Previews and more.

    Other improvements have taken place for the FrostWire build process (for developers this means true One-Step builds for all versions). Updates on translations have been made thanks to the feedback from users in Poland and throughout Latin America. .

    In more detail users can expect the following:

    • Faster peer discovery on connection bootstraping. No more “Starting Connection…” problems, first time users will connect faster without using the official FixConnecting.zip patch.
    • Smiley Support to the chatroom

    Users can see the available smileys by entering the command
    /smileys

    Now its possible to see and use Smileys from the Community Chat tab, Smiley display can be enabled or disabled from the view menu:

    Show Smileys

    Users can also toggle Smiley display directly from the chat window by typing the command
    /tsmileys

    • Fixed wording on Spanish and Polish translations.

    Bug Fixes and other improvements for this release also include:

    • FrostWire Message Update System improved. Per community request, some announcements will not be shown more than once so the user is not annoyed upon every application launch
    • Fixed bugs on the media player and playlists on Preview.
    • Fixed bug on search box auto-focusing while a search was running.
    • Fixed i18n system error for systems which default language is not english
    • Potential bugs related to deprecated code gone

    Users can find now by details without the auto-focusing problem.

    FrostWire 4.13.5 is expected to be the last of the 4.13.x series.

    About FrostWire

    FrostWire, a Gnutella Peer-to-Peer client, is a collaborative effort from many Open Source and freelance developers located from all around the world. In late 2005, concerned developers of LimeWire’s open source community announced the start of a new project fork “FrostWire” that would protect the developmental source code of the LimeWire client and any improvements to the Gnutella protocol design. The developers of FrostWire give high regard and respect to the GNU General Public License and consider it to be the ideal foundation of a creative and free enterprise market.

    FrostWire #4 en Download.com para el 2007

    Entre las descargas mas populares de este 2007 en download.com, nos colocan en el numero 4!!!

    Tambien nos mencionan en un post muy gracioso en el reconocido blog Mashable

    Update

    Acabamos de enterarnos que la semana pasada entramos al top 10 de la semana en Download.com con 261,246 descargas

    Update 2
    Gracias a Huguito, nos enteramos que tambien escribieron en Download Squad. Haciendo mucha bulla ultimamente, no se si eso me gusta mucho, no quiero que los mafiosos disqueros miren mucho a frostwire.

    FrostWire has been reviewed by CNET

    On November 20th, FrostWire gets a very positive review by CNET’s download.com, and makes it to the home page of download.com as the Killer Download of the Day

    Click here to read

    Their review makes us very happy, at the same time, it pushes us to include new killer features that LimeWire may not be able to have in the near future, however if you follow LimeWire’s code base, it seems they’re working hard to release a web based Music Store that will be included on an embedded browser inside their client, probably in the fashion of the online iTunes store, but probably powered by P2P (we hope, if they stick to their p2p philosophy and hopefully without DRM so that files can be shared or bought, at least this worked beautifully for Radiohead).

    It’d probably be a smart move by the LimeWire store to include the possibility to buy their music from outside their site (with commissions on sales of course), that way, other music sites could trigger purchases based on search, as well as other p2p clients such as FrostWire.