The Pirate Bay team is apparently working on an online music website that will feature free, ad-supported downloads as well as a donation-based subscription model. The project is called Playble and was first mentioned by the LA Times a few days ago.


The Times article described the project with these words:

"The group's next venture is a music sharing site called, where users will have the option of paying whatever monthly subscription fee they can afford. Every time a user downloads a song, the artist gets a portion of his fee."

The site is currently featuring a place holder with a slightly different description:

"This innovative music site will allow users to download music by artists for free and still support them financially. will give companies with strong brands the opportunity to support music and artists directly."

There is no word yet on when Playble will start, but users interested in the service can subscribe to an email newsletter.

(via Listening Post)

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