Over 5000 independent artists have signed up with The Pirate Bay to distribute their music, film, writings, and other works of art for the purposes of publicity, and the possibility of financial success.
Known as The Promo Bay, artists may submit an application to have their works featured on The Pirate Bay in a maximum of 3 countries, and if the folks at TPB love the work, they may promote it worldwide. Head over to TPB’s homepage to check out what’s being offered.
If you wish to understand how the Music Industry™ is screwing the artists, and if you are an artist do pay attention (literally it’s akin to slavery, and I am not exaggerating), turn on that water heater and read the following articles. They are pretty long, but once you are through with them, I doubt you will buy from record labels, sign up with major labels, or enter a music store ever again.