Over the years two types of private torrent trackers have been reviewed here on FILEnetworks; large general trackers that appeal to a broader audience and smaller niche sites that focus on a specific category if torrents. Jambands.fm is a new private tracker that falls into the latter category. It’s a niche music tracker that specializes in live shows and concerts by bands such as Phish, Greatedul Dead, Furthur, etc. This Gazelle based tracker was open for registration only for a brief period of time after launch and has gone invite only now – however, invitations are available via E-mail requests as well as direct Twitter messages.
It’s no secret that Jambands has been very selective about its user base; there are currently only 75 registered members. However nearly 450 torrents have already been indexed – that’s over 170 shows by around 25 different artists. Since the site caters to live music, we don’t think it tracks any copyright infringing content at all.
That brings us to content Jambands indexes. Music fans who are looking for leaked music albums that are available for purchase should not come here (try another music tracker). This tracker is all about live shows, live music and concerts. Almost all torrents are P2P uploads (making most of them exclusive to Jambands) and scene releases are non existent. Indexed albums usually come in two formats – VBR MP3 and high quality FLAC Lossless.
There’s no denying the fact that Jambands has a beautiful interface – it uses a customized version of Gazelle codebase and the default theme is colorful and eye catching. If you don’t like the default style, there are 9 other themes to choose from.
Anyways as mentioned earlier this tracker is closed for public registrations; It was open for signup for a few days sometime back and soon went invite only. However if you think live music, live shows and concerts appeal to you, you can request an invite via E-mail.
Site Name: Jambands (http://jambands.fm)
Invite Request Email: invites[at]jambands[dot]fm
How To Request: There’s no formal format for making a request. However Jambands is currently focusing on a small, dedicated user base and are looking for people who can contribute to the tracker in some way. Some qualifying info you can mention in the email might be - trackers you are on, last.fm username, or anything that would show you are actually involved and active in other communities.
You can also direct message @jambands_fm on Twitter and request invites as well (however you’ll only be able to send direct messages after Jambands starts following you).
Special thanks to Jambands.fm Staff for information provided.