Yesterday, playlist-sharing, music-streaming Website Muxtape was predictably shuttered by the RIAA following five awesome months of operation. Like all popular music-related things these days, the site was probably totally illegal, though a post on the official Muxtape tumblr claims “No artists or labels have complained” (not even Prince?) and “The site is not closed indefinitely.” This comes as the label-sanctioned artist-recommendation service Pandora is facing its own shutdown over royalty fees that are now approaching 70 percent of the company’s revenue, which bums us out to no end. Pandora Radio is one of the few iPhone applications actually worth the battery drain. In the absence of any evidence to the contrary, we guess we’ll just assume the labels prefer that we continue discovering our music with Google’s helpful Blog Search function.
Muxtape [Official site]
Pandora [Official site]
Giant of Internet Radio Nears Its ‘Last Stand’ [WP via Idolator]