DJ mix platform Mixcrate is shutting down after six years, according to a message posted on its website. The California-based company has been one of the leading services to upload and discover DJ mixes since 2010.
In the message, Mixcrate said it had received a letter from a “respected entity in the record industry.” The company did not disclose the contents of the letter.
Mixcrate added that it does not believe its website “violates any laws” but does not “have the means to operate under current conditions.”
Based on that statement, it is possible that the industry entity had ordered Mixcrate to pay royalties or change the functionality of its website.
Read the company’s full message below:
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.”
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