Songbeat another music downloader

Martin Brinkmann
Jan 16, 2008
Updated • Dec 4, 2012
Music, Music and Video

Songbeat is a desktop music search, play and download software using Seeqpod technology. It scans the Internet for songs, stores information in its database and provides the user with fast working results once a search is initiated. The program could not be easier to use. Just enter an artist and results are displayed after several seconds.

Each result occupies two rows displaying the artist name, song name and the options to Play and to Download the song. Songs are downloaded pretty fast, much faster actually than from P2P networks, because those downloads are coming right from websites who tend to deliver faster speeds normally.

The basic version of Songbeat is free and does not seem to have download limitations. The FAQ however did mention that the free version can be used to test the download function which seems to imply some sort of restrictions. If you encounter any let me know. Songbeat Basic is ad based which is not such a big problem, the ads are not that obtrusive.

I have not found a way to change the default saving directory which is the My Music directory in Documents & Settings because there are apparently no options available.

Update: Songbeat is no more. When you try to open the website you are presented with a parked domain and a lot of ads. I have removed the links that point to the site as a consequence.

If you are looking for a great place to listen to music I suggest you try either Spotify or Rdio. Both require you to create an account first, but the basic accounts are free. While you may hear the occasional advertisement while listening to music, it is nothing that is too problematic at the time of writing.


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  1. ScottF said on March 10, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    nice tool

  2. Reloaded said on March 10, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    Videoraptor is also pretty cool to legally download all the videoclips and MP3’s you like. I use it and I have all the titles I wanted to have.
    You can also try the demo version here:

  3. ScRePt said on January 28, 2008 at 1:38 am

    Best browser available is Opera, not Firefox. Firefox is not at all secure, and slower than Internet Explorer 7. Refer to the security holes considering gmail and firefox.

    Do not talk on something you do not even know just because an open-source freak told you so.

    Oh, and in case you do not know, IE7 is also free and for other platforms than Windows. Urging people to switch to mozilla is nothing more than bad advertising.

    Your article on SongBeat also shows that you talk without even knowing. You say “there might be some restrictions, download and tell me” …

  4. Matt Borja said on January 16, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Reminds me of those days of WinMX, not more than just a few years ago. Not sure how common these are on the net but what I’d be curious to know is how long it’ll last. WinMX was around for quite a while, shortly before they were removed altogether.

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