BitTorrent working with artists to monetize downloads

Whether fairly or unfairly, the BitTorrent protocol and software has been pretty heavily associated with piracy, but the company is trying to make inroads into legitimacy through new partnerships with musicians. The tech company is partnering with noted cut-and-paste artist DJ Shadow to put together an exclusive set of content that will hopefully generate some money for the artist.

In this new plan, you will be able to download exclusive material associated with his new archival compilation, Hidden Transmissions From The MPC Era (1992-1996). (Fans may note that this is material preceding Shadows legendary Endtroducing…) When you download the bundle, you will be given an offer for software from a BitTorrent partner and if you choose to install it, the company and musician will receive part of the payout.