Bye bye and farewell to Mixwit

A very brief blog this one, I just wanted to flag the passing of Mixwit. 

I think this is a real shame that another innovative and imaginative company is going by the wayside due to, what appears to be, more recording industry bureaucracy over common sense.


and the content of the email I received (as did all users) from Mixwit:

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We regret to announce that Mixwit will cease to exist at the end of the 
year.The website and profiles will be turned off around Dec 27th and 
all embedded widgets will stop playing before the end of December.

We’ve put a year of work into Mixwit so this choice wasn’t taken lightly. I 
won’t go into the details of our situation but state simply that we 
boldly marched into in a position best described as “between a rock and a 
hard place.” We’re very grateful to be have been part of the mixtape 
revival of ‘08 and are satisfied to be able to to bow out while things 
are still good.

You guys are all amazing. It’s clear that all of you put a ton of time and 
effort into your mixes. For me personally, I was looking forward to all of 
the designs people created for their tapes. There was a lot of basic tapes
and many lovely photos, but the designs and artwork - WOW! 

We’re very sorry that this has to end. We’re going to try to figure out 
some way to archive the artwork and playlists, if for nothing at least 
historic value. As for now, everything needs to be shut down by the end 
of the year just to make sure we’ve got a clean start for 2009.

We’ll return early next year with a new company and new toys. Until 
then, enjoy the holidays and please take good care of yourselves, 
your families, and your friends =)

- Radley & Mike
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That's it for now!

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