When it comes to scene music torrent trackers, SoftMP3 was nothing short of a legend. Back in its day, the site was hugely popular in the BitTorrent community and had pretty high demand from music fans across the world. However, SoftMP3 voluntarily shut down citing safety reasons after the Pirate bay court verdict back in 2009. Source code of the site was released to the public and naturally, a flurry of replacements and clones followed the demise of this once great tracker. Unfortunately none of the new alternatives were as successful as SoftMP3 and most had shut down for good by 2011. Today’s article is about MP3Scene – the newest MP3 music torrent tracker to be running on SoftMP3 source. Despite the bad luck surrounding torrent sites based on this script, MP3Scene is off to a fine start and is adding new torrents at a rapid pace.
Within just a week into its public launch, MP3Scene’s statistics are looking pretty good. The site has so far managed to recruit over 1600 members through open registrations and this number is expected to increase as this tracker gains more exposure. Number of active torrents which was just around 100 a couple of days ago has increased rapidly to 2000, with over 1000 torrents being added in the last two days alone – if MP3Scene uploaders can keep this pace up in the long run, this tracker is definitely going to be a win. With the planned launch of autouploader bot (which according to the SysOP should arrive sometime this weekend), frequency and speed at which new torrents are added might even see further improvements. While the start has definitely been good for MP3Scene, let’s hope this tracker won’t suffer the same fate as previous SoftMP3 source based sites such as SceneSound or CareStreet.
As its name suggests, MP3Scene is a music torrent tracker specializing in scene released MP3 music albums. Indexed music is organized into 40+ different genres including Rock, Pop, Indie, Punk, Jazz and more. In addition to MP3 files which form the majority of torrent index, this site tracks some MDVDR and Lossless music files as well. Just like SoftMP3, MP3Scene uses multiple torrent index pages as opposed to a single main index found on most other torrent sites. There are separate browse pages each for new releases, archived releases, requests and lossless music.
Being built on the same source base, ex members of SoftMP3, SceneSound or CareStreet trackers should feel right at home here. While there are minor changes made to the layout, favorite SoftMP3 features such as the archive section, lossless music section, customizable start page, easy to read FAQ and rules presentation, toplists and requests have all been retained.
Registrations for MP3Scene are currently open. It’s not known whether open signups would be closed anytime soon. Either way this looks like a promising new entrant to the MP3 trackers scene so go ahead and check it out.
Site Name: MP3Scene (http://mp3scene.org)
Signup URL: http://mp3scene.org/opensignup.php
Special thanks to Rytmus (SoftMP3 SysOp) and our reader BrandtOE for the heads up.