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My Jam: Going Underground

Widely used song sharing service This is my Jam is set to wind down and will be turned into a read only digital time capsule in September. Presumably this will be unearthed in millions of years when it will be beyond comprehension why anyone ever listened to Razorlight, let alone posted something on the Internet about it. The developers of the service are archiving over two million tracks shared by 200,000 users between 2011 and 2015.

Founders Matt and Han said in a statement: “It feels like we’ve explored This Is My Jam’s original mission best we could. We’re ready to free up our evenings and weekends for new ideas and projects, while hopefully doing good by the thing that made Jam great: the 200,000 of you who shared more than two million hand-picked songs over the last four years, week after week”.

They go on to cite the shifting online musical landscape and ecosystem, transition to mobile and fractures in the service they rely on as additional factors in the decision. The Gen laments this decision but welcomes the opportunity for any jam / preserve puns that may arise as a result.

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