LONDON (Hypebot) – MP3 search and play site Seeqpod has been down since Friday, but vows to return. "SeeqPod is in the process of moving a few servers… We'll be back up shortly", said SeeqPod CEO Kasian Franks on Sunday.
Seeqpod is in acquisition talks with "a large media company that was a competitor to Apple" according to MP3 Newswire. Any suitor would have to be willing to get involved with several pending rights holder lawsuits against the company.
COMMENTARY: Sadly, it's probably over for Seeqpod; or soon will be. If true, the major labels will have scored another victory that will prove pointless as imitator after imitator goes online. Seeqpod hosted no content, but proved immensely popular despite a very limited marketing budget because it struck a chord with fans. Once again, instead of monetizing that consumer interest; the labels have tried to control it. And once again, they will fail.