LyricWiki + Pedlr = Awesome!

February 22, 2007

LyricWiki has now been rolled into the same design as Pedlr.

Pedlr is a social marketplace, meaning that musicians can sell their content directly from their profiles! By blending traditional networking with these ecommerce features, bands now have the power to take their act to the next level even if they aren’t signed!

The site will be officially… formally… um… publicly launching on February 26th. We need as many bands and users on there as we can get! The value of a network grows exponentially with the number of nodes (that’s you!).

The same way that LyricWiki used ÜberBot to crawl the internet and build a critical-mass of lyrics… now I’m counting on the LyricWiki community to sign up, and bring your friends! If the thousands of LyricWiki users join the site, Pedlr is going to be an amazing place full of great content!

Pleeeeease join Pedlr!


Server is… wow, that’s fast!

February 12, 2007

The site is back up now, and dang is it fast!

I expected that moving the database to a special server with a ton of RAM would make it faster during peak times, but I’ve never seen a MediaWiki run anywhere near this fast even on a localhost.

And for loyal LyricWiki fans, I’ll point you to where our new site has just soft-launched. I went on a leave of absence from school and I’ve been working fulltime on Pedlr for the last 4.5 months. I’m really proud of it and I hope you dig it!

Pedlr is the first “Social Marketplace” which means that it works like a social networking site except that content creators (namely musicians to start) can sell their content directly through their profiles and keep the vast majority of the revenue. Pedlr is commercial in nature, and it’s the money from Pedlr that’s going to be paying for that rediculous server upgrade… I can’t get over how fast it is! *is overly excited*

Anyway, the site is soft-launched which means that it’s up, but we’re not telling the press just yet (you can still tell your friends). I’d really appreciate it if you took a second to swing by Pedlr and give me your thoughts. Thanks!
– Sean Colombo

Pedlr is coming soon :)

February 8, 2007

I’ve mentioned a couple of times before that LyricWiki will be merging with another, equally über site in a short time.

Well, now it’s a really short time. If you would like to be informedwhen the site’s soft-launch is ready, go to and enter your email address. As always, we will never sell or give away your email address.

Big upgrades on the way

January 28, 2007

As I’ve mentioned before, LyricWiki’s long-term financial stability is going to be taken care of by rolling it into the forthcoming Pedlr. It will still be the cool site you all know and love, but it will technically be a portion of Pedlr, so they will be in the same server farm.

LyricWiki has gotten very stable over the last couple of weeks, serving over 150,000 pages (or SOAP results) a day to hungry lyrics fans everywhere… but it’s about to get upgraded in a big way.

Right now everything is on one high-grade server, but to get ready to handle the anticipated launch of Pedlr, we’re going to be getting more web-servers and moving the database to its own special server with 4 Gigs of RAM (this makes it serve lyrics faster!). We’ll be able to support more users at once, more responses through the lyrics api, and every request will go faster than ever.

Very exciting! I’ll let you know when we have the new hardware ready… 🙂