So the RIAA has shut down Muxtape? No fear, here’s 8Tracks. And if they shut that down, there’ll be another. And another. And another… There’s something of a pattern here isn’t there? Sigh. Oh and by the way, this is a very cool music sharing application notwithstanding music industry stupidity.
8tracks is a simple way for people to share and discover music through an online mix. A mix is a short playlist containing at least 30 minutes — roughly 8 tracks — of music. Product On 8tracks, people can do two things: listen to a mix, or create a mix. Listeners can search for a mix by artist or genre, stream it in a legal, radio-style manner, and follow others who make compelling mixes. DJs upload MP3s or select tracks from the 8tracks library to craft a playlist, add context with description and art, and publish their mix on 8tracks.com and a personal webpage.