Anti piracy agencies never seem understand the simple fact that whenever they shut down a popular BitTorrent tracker, several new ones pop up to fill the gap. We saw this happen with OiNK (which’s demise gave birth to two piglets – What and Waffles) and we are seeing this again with the recent closure of several popular Swedish trackers. Death of SweDVDR triggered the launch of SceneDVDR and DVDRSource while the shut down of SoftMP3 gave life to SceneSound. Within weeks of shutdown, yet another SoftMP3 replacement called CareStreet has surfaced. CareStreet is a private tracker that specializes in scene released MP3 albums.
Built on the recently made public source code of SoftMP3, CareStreet is essentially a clone (in terms of looks) of the popular music tracker. I don’t really know how much customization is possible with SoftMP3 source but at least some changes would be needed in order for this tracker to survive in the long run – there is already a well established SoftMP3 clone around (which is called SceneSound if you didn’t know).
Anyways CareStreet doesn’t seem to have any shortage of members right now. In fact it appears that there is high demand for the tracker –within 7 days since launch over 700 users have signed up. Torrents are being added at an equally good pace too – as of 5/7/2009 there are over 375 torrents indexed on this site. Almost all the torrents are of English music albums, promos, OST, etc released by scene groups. There are both MP3 (lossy) and FLAC (lossless) music indexed on CareStreet.
Signups for this tracker are currently open. If you are interested in scene MP3 releases this might be worth joining.
Site Name: CareStreet (http://www.carestreet.net)
Signup URL: http://www.carestreet.net/signup.php