|By Business Wire||
|August 20, 2013 03:10 PM EDT||
We all want to grow up to be rockstars. That’s actually a statistical reality. There’s been a 510% increase in independent musicians over the course of the last decade. What you write in your room, practice all night, put out there on stage: it’s easier than ever to get it in the hands of potential fans. The tools to grow your audience are easily accessible. The tools to grow as an artist — from mentorship to equipment — aren’t. Music software is complicated and expensive. If you want to start building a sound, it’s going to cost you.
We think that emerging artists should have more, and more accessible options. So we’re partnering with LINKIN PARK and Open Labs to give the Internet’s musicians tools to make amazing. In this BitTorrent Bundle, sample Open Labs’ StageLight music software, gratis. Then, enter your email to unlock more ways to build your sound: the StageLight: LINKIN PARK Edition, featuring patches from the band’s library, plus nine tutorials, an interview with Mike Shinoda, and an exclusive 10% discount on SoundSlate Pro equipment.
“From the outset, our vision for StageLight was to create powerful Windows-based music software that is enjoyable for, and accessible to, the widest possible audience, from beginner to pro,” said Mike Shinoda, of Linkin Park. “We think releasing StageLight through an official, legitimate BitTorrent download is a way to thank fans in a way that’s consistent with the movement of our culture.”
“Our focus as a company is to make music creation accessible to all,” stated Cliff Mountain, CEO, Open Labs. “Historically, the greatest obstacles have been price and the amount of time required to become proficient on music software. StageLight overcomes both barriers; providing musicians with an inexpensive, easy-to-use app. Our goal is to enable users to create songs in ten minutes or less.”
All you rockstars out there: our goal is to get you started. Download the LINKIN PARK: StageLight Bundle, and start building your sound.
Introduction to StageLight by Open Labs [Video]
StageLight by Open Labs 30-Day Trial [Software]
Gated Bonus Content:
StageLight: LINKIN PARK Edition 30-Day Trial [Software]
StageLight by Open Labs: Tutorials [9 Videos]
Interview with Mike Shinoda [Video]
SoundSlate Pro 10% Off Coupon [PDF]
Get the Bundle.
About BitTorrent Bundles
The BitTorrent Bundle is an Alpha project, made with and for the web’s creative community. Our mission is to help artists connect directly with fans, inside the content they share.
Each BitTorrent Bundle, like the one created in partnership with LINKIN PARK and Open Labs, allows artists to distribute content to 170 million BitTorrent users. And each Bundle comes with a key. Fans can unlock artist content with an email address, or a donation. The idea is to make each song a storefront; and each file more valuable, each time it’s shared. Got ideas for the next BitTorrent Bundle? Hit us up.