Sunday, August 24, 2008

R.I.P. Mux Mux

Recently, the many users of the internet's most beloved public playlist network, were welcomed to with this message:

Muxtape will be unavailable for a brief period while we sort out a problem with the RIAA.

Launched just this past spring, Muxtape was indeed far too good (and illegal) to be true. Apparently, the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) finally found a way to shut down Justin Ouellette's, former employee IAC/Vimeo, creation.

Yet, we can't point our fingers at RIAA just yet. In an article on VALLEYWAG:

In an accidentally published investment term sheet, Ouellette estimated three months of hosting would cost $18,000. That's about $72,000 off the mark, enough to eat through Lodwick's $95,000 investment and shut down the site...

So, what to do? Well, the folks at the Muxtape Facebook Group seem undaunted by the recent events and suggest switching to the other (legal) Muxtape: 8 tracks to "keep the mixes coming!!"

"Hello Goodbye" - The Beatles (1967 Capitol) Magical Mystery Tour

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