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      CommentAuthoroutlawpoet
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2008
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    http://opentape.fm/

    expect more sites running this to spring up. Looks like all you need to run this is Apache and PHP5.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeSep 25th 2008
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    Muxtape Update.

    "Muxtape is relaunching as a service exclusively for bands, offering an extremely powerful platform with unheard-of simplicity for artists to thrive on the internet."
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      CommentAuthorliquidcow
    • CommentTimeSep 25th 2008
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    @TheFirstBardo - only just spotted your mix - a Viking Metal compilation without Enslaved on it!?

    This is kind of sad about Muxtape. There's already tons of websites out their for bands, I can see it just disappearing into the crowd now. I always thought it was only a matter of time before it got shut down though.
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2008
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    @taphead

    Read the full statement. From my understanding, the copyright holders of songs can post their songs. When it was running, it had the stipulation "only upload songs you have the legal right to distribute", i.e. don't put up anything you don't own. If there's a way to keep people doing that, fine. I agree that it's simply falling into another Myspace Music Player sort of camp, but the RIAA has a tendency to ruin people's fun.

    Why is it that no one in the industry understands that if PEOPLE CAN'T HEAR YOUR MUSIC THEY WON'T WANT TO BUY IT? How long until painters start covering their paintings with black plastic and selling it based on an 8x10 B&W glossy of a small, non-detailed piece of the corner of the original? Idiots.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2008
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    @rickiep00h

    I think the stipulation was either overly idealistic or a flimsy attempt to dodge the RIAA (and I'm all for dodging the RIAA) and the cease & desist was pretty much a matter of time. I was hopeful they might reach an agreement, but this seems to be the way it went.

    As it stands, the embeddable player seems like a good idea, but otherwise I fear Muxtape will fall under the wheels of Myspace.


    The tug-of-war between the services (like Muxtape) and the lawyers (who want to shut everything down) and the business people (who seem to be slowly catching on) is getting pretty interesting.