Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Mixwit shuts its virtual doors

You may recall I wrote about Mixwit back in April in a post called, 'Bringing back the mixtape'. It was a pretty fun and cool site where you could compile an old cassette style mixtape for other people to listen to online. I'm not sure about the legality of it all, but it was a neat idea. I was sad to receive an email from them over the holidays advising me that they were shutting down (see below).

We regret to announce that Mixwit will cease to exist at the end of theyear.The website and profiles will be turned off around Dec 27th andall embedded widgets will stop playing before the end of December.

We’ve put a year of work into Mixwit so this choice wasn’t taken lightly. Iwon’t go into the details of our situation but state simply that weboldly marched into in a position best described as “between a rock and ahard place.” We’re very grateful to be have been part of the mixtaperevival of ‘08 and are satisfied to be able to to bow out while thingsare still good.

You guys are all amazing. It’s clear that all of you put a ton of time andeffort into your mixes. For me personally, I was looking forward to all ofthe designs people created for their tapes. There was a lot of basic tapesand many lovely photos, but the designs and artwork - WOW!

We’re very sorry that this has to end. We’re going to try to figure outsome way to archive the artwork and playlists, if for nothing at leasthistoric value. As for now, everything needs to be shut down by the endof the year just to make sure we’ve got a clean start for 2009.

We’ll return early next year with a new company and new toys. Untilthen, enjoy the holidays and please take good care of yourselves,your families, and your friends =)

- Radley & Mike

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