When iTune (it’s iTune, not iTunes :p) first made it’s way into the BitTorrent scene, it created quite a stir in the community. iTune was/is another music torrent tracker based on Gazelle codebase. It rapidly added new members and torrents and quickly made a name for itself in the BT scene. Since the early days, iTune has continued to prosper – new member recruitment has somewhat slowed down due to closed for registrations but activity on new uploads and indexed torrents is still high. As you might see from the comments to this article, there’s been a lot of iTune invite requests by our readers. Just sign up during this open signup period and you won’t need to beg for invites again.
During the first few weeks since launch, iTune attracted members by the thousands – this was when the site was constantly open for signup. However it soon went invite only and as days progressed, lots of inactive members were pruned from the tracker. As of 21/11/2009 there are around 2600 active members registered on iTune. It’s torrent index has in the meantime continued to expand. iTune now tracks over 5800 torrents which includes 5500+ music albums by over 5000 artists. Around 30 new torrents are uploaded daily, which is a good number for a music tracker.
Content on iTune mostly comprises of MP3 music albums. Music related to a number of different genres is available, ranging from hiphop to dnb and funk. Gazelle’s tagging and search features should help you discover your favorite music very easily. There is also a seed bonus system present on the tracker – bonus points are called cookies. Every 15 minutes you are awarded 0.01 of a cookie for each completed torrent you're seeding.
iTune is a beautiful tracker – in fact, it has one of the best interfaces I’ve seen for a private tracker (running on default skin). Nice clean layout, organized toolbar, cool category icons, more themes to choose from – they’ve really got their visual aspects sorted out. Combine the visuals with optimizations and features of Gazelle codebase – you’ve got yourself a decent music torrent tracker.
Signup for iTune is currently open. Max user limit is set to 10k but it’s unlikely that open signups will continue for that long. In fact, registrations could close any time so register an account while you can.
Site Name: iTune (http://www.itune.ro)
Signup URL: http://www.itune.ro/register.php