Songbeat Down But Not Out After WMG Lawsuit
German based music discovery application Songbeat has gone offline after local courts ruled in favor of Warner Music Group in a suit filed against the company claiming copyright infringement.
Songbeat essentially offered aggregated mp3 search bringing together results from Seeqpod, Project Playlist, SpoolFM, iASK and others. You could stream unlimited tracks and download up to 25 of them. An upgrade for 19.99 Euros offered unlimited downloads.
The Songbeat team has been in NYC at Digital Music Forum East where they defiantly promised a quick appeal and even a move to another country if needed to reboot the service.