Our ol’ buddy from IFC News’ Independent Music Panels, Justin Oulette, creator of Muxtape–the online file sharing service that recreates the joy of sharing music via mixtapes–which was shut down by the man a couple months ago, is set to re-launch soon.
To the best of knowledge, the new twist–which I’m piecing together from different blog postings and the below interview–is that Muxtape will be a service for bands only. In the same simple manner Muxtape once operated (users creating mixes consisting of only 12 songs), bands will make available their Muxtape to the public.
Many of Muxtape’s users enjoyed its “less is more” approach (it’s a lot easier to digest a 12-song playlist, than an endless cache of catalog material littered with internet banner ads). That’s my take on the matter.
Here’s Justin explanation: