Public Enemy teams with BitTorrent so fans can remix their latest single for prizes and distro


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Legendary hip hop group Public Enemy has launched a campaign with BitTorrent inviting fans to compile their own mixes from the band’s latest single “Get Up Stand Up” and submit them for a chance to be distributed by the group. BitTorrent has created a special Public Enemy Bundle that can be downloaded for free and the service’s 170 million users can remix it to their liking.

In the case of Public Enemy’s Bundle, fans can receive the group’s new single “Get Up Stand Up”. Once they’ve opted in to unlock the Bundle, they will also receive a music video, outtakes, and 37 multitracks. With this library of information, the group hopes that fans will remix their own track and submit it for review by the members of the band. One lucky person will be selected and have their track released digitally — Public Enemy calls it “creative activism”.

There are several prize tiers given:

1st Prize: One amazing remix will get released by Public Enemy. Its creator will get equipment from Blue Mics, Native Instruments, plus Public Enemy swag.

2nd Prize: 3 remixers will win equipment from Blue Mics and Native Instruments, plus merch from Public Enemy.

3rd Prize: 5 remixers will win Public Enemy merchandise, and a feature in BitTorrent.

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