Dorble.com – Music Search 2.0

Dorble is an interesting new startup offering a searchable database of downloadable and streaming music.

Dorble crawls the internet in search for music files to index and add to their database. All of the music files are hosted on remote servers, dorble just provides a way of indexing that content and makes it searchable. Currently they have quite a limited number of indexed songs and artists (I performed a search for a few reasonably big bands and nothing was returned) but they’re growing the database all the time.

The site has some really nice apple-coverflow-style flash effects like the one you see above that break up the design of the very google-esq homepage.

I spoke with the owner and while he didn’t go into detail too much detail about how much he has spent so far he did tell me it was under $10k.

Some might question the legality of sites like this so it will be an interesting site to keep an eye on. If they can get past the possible legal issues that may arise then monetizing the search results should be a walk in the park. Anyway, i wish them the best of luck.

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4 Responses to “Dorble.com – Music Search 2.0”

  • ali:
    May 8th, 2008
    1:24 pm

    Hey I really like this site, keep up the good work, I need something else other than mashable & techchrunch.

  • Bogdan:
    May 8th, 2008
    2:33 pm

    Three words: “Bandwidth limit exceeded!”.
    I can’t really view the site so from what I read in your description I’m going to say this has been done before(skreemr.com).

  • David:
    May 8th, 2008
    9:07 pm

    The website seems to be back up and running.

  • Jon:
    May 9th, 2008
    5:31 am

    It seems they’re having some problems scaling.

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