When I first moved to Seattle in 2000 I got a job at a kooky virul marketing startup. A couple of my coworkers were awesome artists and musicians and exposed me to a lot of great things. I got hired at the startup as the web programmer and quickly got involved in side projects. One of them was the Tapeworm Collective, a brainchild of Floyd McFeely. I think the easiest way to describe the site would be “github for music”.
It was very gratifying to see it generate so much music by the end of its 7 year run. You had to be invited to particiapte in tapeworm and members could publish their finished works to the public streaming page.
Sadly I long ago lost control of the shell account that housed tapeworm so nothing remains except for what’s in the Wayback Archives.