1st paid torrent in history exceeds 1 million downloads

Available exactly one week ago, the album by singer Thom Yorke, has already passed the mark of 1 million downloads on BitTorrent. “Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes” is the first paid torrent in the history of technology, costing $ 6 with eight songs.

As of this writing, more than 1.3 million people have downloaded the album. In addition to the album, the artist made the CD’s single and eponymous video available for free. The number of downloads refers to these two types of access.

BitTorrent has a legitimate music distribution system, called BitTorrent Bundles, and Yorke is not the first to try it out. Artists like Moby and Madonna also published albums on the platform, but for free.

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