The recording industry and The Pirate Bay don't really see eye to eye, to put it mildly. The industry's various rights groups have been trying to take down the site, with little success, for years. So the upcoming Music Bay, from the same people running The Pirate Bay, is probably going to get a few reactions from the RIAA, IFPI and the likes.TheMusicBay.org domain was registered a few years ago, but nothing became of it since the team was busy with other projects or maybe fending off lawsuits.
Now though, the time is right for a great new sharing website dedicated to music. It's still a few months away and there aren't any details on what exactly the site will be about, apart from the obvious.
However, one thing's for sure, according to a Pirate Bay insider, the recording industry should be "scared."
"The music industry can’t even imagine what we’re planning to roll out in the coming months. For years they’ve complained bitterly about piracy, but if they ever had a reason to be scared it is now," the insider told TorrentFreak, which uncovered the dormant domain.
"It will be a special surprise for IFPI’s 78th birthday, and we’re thinking of organizing a huge festival in Rome where IFPI was founded," the insider added.
For now, only fear.themusicbay.org is active and displays a "comming soon [sic]" title and nothing else. In a few months' time though, big things are going to happen, apparently.
Of course, with nothing to go on, it's anyone's guess what The Music Bay will be, if anything at all. It could be a great file-sharing site, focused on music, or even, perish the thought, a legal service.
Or it may just another way of poking fun at the music industry and no big project is actually coming. The Pirate Bay team has a history of starting to work on things and then losing focus, like the TheVideoBay.org project.