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UPDATE: Thom Yorke Racks Up Almost Half A Million Downloads For New Album

LONDON (CelebrityAccess) — Thom Yorke's release of his latest solo album, Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, directly through the BitTorrent file sharing service appears to have been a successful gambit. As of noon on Monday, there had been more than 430,000 downloads.

While figures weren't provided for how many of those downloads had been of the free track and video on offer at the site, or how many users had shelled out the 6 dollar fee for the full album, Matt Mason, chief content officer of BitTorrent Inc., told USA Today that the company was "been really, really happy at the conversion rate."

BitTorrent has been allowing users to download the album and taking 10% of the profits with the rest going to the artist. – Staff Writers