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Mininova launches its own Content Distribution service

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Dec 2007 18:37 User comments (4)

Mininova launches its own Content Distribution service The very popular torrent site Mininova has announced the official launch of its Content Distribution service, giving indie publishers an easy and free way to share their content with a wide audience.
Mininova will basically do all the work for you. All the files published with the new Content Distribution (CD) service will be placed on the frontpage as featured content. The publishers do not even need any prior knowledge of P2P or BitTorrent as the site will create the torrent and ensure that is seeded.

The service should save publishers a ton of bandwidth as well as help them reach a massive audience. Mininova has 27 million unique visitors a month and is among the top 50 most visited sites on the entire internet.

“The reason we developed this service is that we’re used getting quite some emails from (mainly indie) content producers. Many of those are interested in publishing their content on Mininova, but that’s not an easy job. Most content producers have no technical knowledge of P2P and BitTorrent at all. We’re changing this with the introduction of CD.”
writes Niek on the Mininova blog.

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4 user comments

125.12.2007 4:40
nobrainer
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Cool a centralised distribution tool for upcoming artists that isn't manipulated by RIAA members PR staff bloggers pushing their own talentless crap, like myspace. But what do you expect from a company owned by Rupert Murdoch!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 25 Dec 2007 @ 5:01

225.12.2007 8:39

I like this, it is a good way for new (or small unheard of) artists to get some play. If it is any thing like Jamendo.com I think it will do well. I know I have found some music I would NEVER go buy just because I had never heard of them, so this is a excellent way and I wish more would do so.

325.12.2007 18:33

This is awesome and definetly a step in the right direction.

The sooner we get indie artists and other people real-talent out there to a wide audience the sooner things such as the RIAA, MPAA and there infections of DRM etc. get eliminated.

Its nice to see that they are also willing to help seed the torrents, I thought when I first saw the article that this would proably fail due to lack of seeding but if the site is willing to help seed then it should do fine. :-)

Peace

429.12.2007 2:52

Always thinking of the right things and the right direction.

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