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GarageBand.com Closing

Another one bites the dust...

They have been dropping like flies, and the next one to be shut down is GarageBand.com, which we have been harvesting all electronic music from for over a year, in anticipation of this eventual, and predictable news.

GarageBand.com is scheduled to be "retired" on July 15th, 2010.

And so in the next couple of weeks, I expect to be making a concerted effort, as when mp3com was destroyed in late 2003, to harvest all the electronic music at GarageBand.com to try to rescue everyone in the former mp3com community which largely moved to GarageBand.com when mp3com was destroyed, in an effort to continue to keep the global community together as it is scattered from one after another shuttered site.

With Data from Gideon, at ArtistServer.com:

Closed/Shut Down/Destroyed Between - 2001-2010 (Partial List)
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MP3.com
AmpCast.com
Epitonic.com
BeSonic.com
IUMA.com
Riffage.com
THeDnB.com
JavaMusic.com
ZeBox.com
FunEnder.com
MusicV2.com
SonicGarden.com
GarageBand.com
Music.Download.com

Still running: (Partial List)
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ArtistLaunch.com
ArtistServer.com
AudioStreet.net
BroadJam.com
DMusic.com
Jamendo.com
LastFm.com
MySpace.com
ProjectOpus.com
PureVolume.com
ReverbNation.com
SoundClick.com
SoundLift.com
SoundCloud.com

3 comments:

  1. oh man, i didn't hear about this! i guess i'd better go copy all of user reviews for posterity. what a bummer!

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  2. wanted to ask about something.

    I used to have an account on Besonic, with most of my music (12 songs or so). Unluckily for me, my hard drive got screwed before I could back them up, and I was okay with it because they were downloadable from the site.

    After the site went down, all these songs disappeared and I'm dying to get ahold of them again. Any way you know how? or are they gone from their server forever?

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  3. I am not aware of any archives of the music from Besonic.

    I would check to see if we have your tracks, but you did not leave any identifying information, so I can't help you there.

    Looks like you are just one more victim of the anticompetitive practices of some of the major labels.

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