Madonna's got a BitTorrent bundle coming September 24 featuring a new film plus she just did a Reddit AMAA to set things off. It's all part of the launch of "Art For Freedom," an "online initiative to further freedom of expression." While you may not be drawn into Madge's fashionable cry for revolution, I'm sure you'll be pleased to hear that you can sign up now to be considered for release of a BitTorrent Bundle as BitTorrent opens up their publishing program in alpha on the same date.
On Monday Madonna visited Reddit for an AMAA or "Ask Madonna Almost Anything." She teased a bit of the project for which she's been running trailers for the last couple of months. If the hard edge to the newest trailer below puts you off, you can always go back to what I think is the first trailer offering a reminder that this is revolution as an art/fashion project.
Madonna and Steven Klein. #secretprojectrevolution 2013 - Trailer #3
Madonna's releasing a BitTorrent bundle featuring the new film "secretprojectrevolution" she co-directed with Steven Klein. This release sets the stage for "Art For Freedom," a project "curated" by freedom fighting media company VICE, who are also known for their friendly visits to North Korea with Dennis Rodman (who once dated Madonna so now the circle is complete):
"We have created this platform to give people around the world an opportunity to answer the question: "What does freedom mean to you?'"
The bundle follows the now standard BitTorrent Bundle approach. You can download some stuff immediately but for the full package you'll need to offer up your email.
The "secretprojectrevolution" Bundle contains:
secretprojectrevolution: free download
secretprojectrevolution Trailer 1 [Video]
secretprojectrevolution Trailer 2 [Video]
secretprojectrevolution Trailer 3 [Video]
secretprojectrevolution Stills [Art]
Enter your email to unlock the film:
secretprojectrevolution HD [Video]
secretprojectrevolution 2K [Video]
Madonna: The VICE Interview [Video]
Message from Madonna [Document]
I've seen some random suggestions that this move by Madonna will help bring the BitTorrent Bundle program to the mainstream and it should certainly help.
BitTorrent Bundle Publishing Opening to More Creators
Also on September 24, BitTorrent is opening up its BitTorrent Bundle publishing program to people that aren't big stars like Madge.
You can sign up here and you'll get a follow up email with a form asking you questions about your project.
[Thumbnail image credits: PRNewsFoto/VICE Media]
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