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Mixcrate has shut down after six years. According to a message on its site, the California-based audio platform received a letter from an entity in the record industry ordering the company to stop its operations due to copyright violation.
Mixcrate has been one of the main platforms for DJs to host their mixes online for free since 2010. Read their full message below:
“We started Mixcrate in Spring 2010 with the ambition of building a community site where DJs can discover and connect with other DJs and their fans. It has always been our goal to provide a welcoming home for all levels of DJs – influential and up-and-coming. As a result, we built one of the most supportive DJ communities in the world.
Mixcrate has been a side project built by a handful of individuals just as passionate as the DJs we served. We have been a self-funded website – working during our free-time, balancing life while supporting our other personal endeavors.
Unfortunately, Mixcrate received a letter from a respected entity in the record industry. While Mixcrate does not believe the site violates any laws, we do not have the means to operate under current conditions. It’s with deep regret that we must shut down the website.
Thank you for the support through the years. If you have enjoyed and discovered new DJs through our site, please continue supporting them and the art of DJing.
The only time a goodbye is painful is when you know you’ll never say hello again, so we’ll just say, we’ll see you guys later.” — Mixcrate
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