Like many music heads, I miss the original Muxtape that brought the idea of the mixtape to the internet as it enabled people to download MP3s off their computers onto a playlist. It presented an intuitive and addictive way to share music with friends. Then, back in August Muxtape as we know it changed overnight. My Mextape playlist URL redirected back to the homepage where the following message read: "Muxtape will be unavailable for a brief period while we sort out a problem with the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
Despite its fate Muxtape bounced back with a new format that invites artists to share their music with music lovers. The new Muxtape strives to achieve the following in the near future: enable bands to sell downloads, allow users to make mixes of music featured on the site and provide a space for labels to manage their bands. Check out Freaknomics Blog's take on the second coming of Muxtape.
In spite of its losing battle with the RIAA Muxtape has demonstrated its adaptability and remained true to its orginal mission: introducing people to new music and exposing deserving musicians. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Reggie Watts.