A friend and I came up with this idea while I was in college. We invested a lot of time, energy, and resources into it.
The idea was to give independent artists a place to share their music, while also giving listeners a curated place to find music they'd never heard before.
It was all backed by a powerful recommendation engine — and, on top of this, one of the major ideas was that the cost to download a song would be based on its popularity... so if you discovered someone early you'd get a nice bonus.
In my opinion, it's still an awesome idea ٩(●ᴗ●)۶