BitTorrent Launches ‘Discovery Fund’ To Provide New Artists With Cash Grants

first_imgUndiscovered artists, take note! BitTorrent has your back.The once-torrent website has taken a new approach with their musical offerings, teaming up with artists to release content bundles and letting the artists decide the price. Several artists have taken advantage of this program, including a recent live release from funk artist, Lettuce.BitTorrent is taking things a step further in the music community, launching The Discovery Fund to help promote undiscovered artists with cash grants that range from $2,500 to $100,000. You can read their description of the program below:You create it. You own it. We back it.We back creators. We don’t buy content. Because fuck content. Because music and film is more than that. Because outside voices need to be heard. The BitTorrent Discovery Fund is an open initiative dedicated to supporting a diverse group of creators seeking global distribution for uncompromising, original work.Through this initiative, we’ll partner with 25 creators; providing cash grants and promotional resources to help artists unlock new fans and build impactful releases.To find the guidelines and apply, head here.last_img read more

Thaler cites merchant push-back, calls for Durbin amendment grassroots action

first_img continue reading » 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler on Thursday called on NAFCU members to contact their lawmakers and seek support for repealing the Dodd-Frank Act’s Durbin amendment through passage of the Financial CHOICE Act.“The House Financial Services Committee is expected to mark up the legislation as early as next Tuesday,” Thaler wrote in a message to association members. “It may see action on the House floor before the end of May. The merchants have launched a grassroots campaign to try to strike this provision from the bill.“NAFCU is asking each credit union to make as many contacts as possible from your executives, staff, volunteers or members in the next few days to the representatives of the districts where your credit union has a presence,” Thaler continued. “Now is the time for credit unions to take action and counter the merchants’ message and urge support for the Durbin amendment repeal.”last_img read more

Club U21 hurlers in action on St Stephen’s Day

first_imgGolden-Kilfeacle and Galtee Rovers/Emly meet at a venue yet to be determined.All of the these matches were due to take place over the weekend just gone. It’s been confirmed that the South U21B Hurling Final between Killenaule and Anner Gaels will take place in Monroe on St Stephen’s Day – throw-in is at 1 o’clock.The U21A clash between St Mary’s and Mullinahone in Kilsheelan is also scheduled for next Saturday and gets underway at the same time. In the West the U21B Hurling Division 2 Semi-Final takes place on the day after Christmas too.last_img