Presumably the RIAA had gotten wise to the considerable amount of music that was being hosted and played on the service, bringing it into the same tier as some of the streaming radio services that have had to pay considerable licensing fees just to stream tracks to its users.
It was thought that a site like Muxtape could only survive if it didn’t reach critical mass.? Unfortunately, that didn’t really happen as the site blew up.? It really became one of the web’s most popular new sites.
On their blog, Muxtape insists this is just a temporary downturn.? “No artists or labels have complained. The site is not closed indefinitely. Stay tuned.? Beta users of Muxtape For Bands: you are unaffected by this outage.”