A few days ago, I wrote about the open CDN "Coral" which allows me to send mp3 file playing requests through Coral's bandwidth, rather than using Magnatune's bandwidth.
Today (sunday), as a test I've switched over all Magnatune .m3u files to point to mp3 files through Coral.
Please let me know if you have any problems.
One reason for me to give Coral a try now, even though I'm not low on bandwidth, is because non-USA users sometimes find Magnatune slow to use, presumably because the transatlantic bandwidth links between their ISP and Magnatune's ISP is all clogged up. So, perhaps using Coral's bandwidth, which may be better (differently?) wired to the Internet, may help those people.
Another reason is that if Magnatune gets slashdotted, we won't have enough bandwidth to handle the load, which would be a shame, and in a slashdotting case, I'd switch over to using Coral to weather the storm.
My plan is to switch back to not using Coral if there are problems, and I expect the fact that Coral uses port 8090, rather than the standard http port of 80, will cause some people behind firewalls problems, but we'll see.