A question I am sometimes asked is: “what’s going on with Muxtape?” Well, here’s what’s going on with Muxtape.
Although the front page has been gone for years, the second version of the site (for bands) has continued to work normally for the two thousand or so privately invited beta users from the initial months of 2009. This is mostly due to sheer luck and the engineering brilliance of Luke Crawford, because other than a few minor interventions neither of us have touched the code or server it’s running on in a long time.
Unfortunately, over the last week the site has been experiencing outages. Like Voyager hurtling into the cold blackness of extrasolar space, Muxtape’s systems are gradually coming offline one by one without the resources for repair. I think it’s finally time to end any lingering uncertainty about the future of the service: Muxtape will shut down forever on Dec 31st.
Thank you everyone for your support, especially Jakob & Luke and all the Muxtape users who were willing to take a risk on a grand experiment. I hope to work with all of you again on something (not music related!) soon.
I will be speaking at Farmhouse Conf in Los Angeles on November 3rd. I plan on this being the last time I comment about Muxtape publicly for a very long time, so if you want to hear some old war stories please come see me there.