Tapely is shutting down
A farewell message from the Tapely team
Three years ago we started Tapely with a goal to create an appropriate medium for experiencing music online. Our platform combined music with visuals to properly encourage curation and personal choices, essentially turning indifferent playlists to beautifully crafted mixtapes.
Since then, we've achieved some great milestones:
- Growing into a passionate community that spawned more than 50,000 handcrafted, themed mixtapes. Each month thousands of users listened to more than 500,000 songs.
- Adoption from esteemed organizations such as PBS, YBCA, Creation Records, The Brooklyn Museum as well as major artists, indie labels and radio stations, who used Tapely to promote their music, events and art works.
- Reaching over 2 million diehard music lovers - users who are passionate about expressing their music taste in a creative and personal way.
While proud of what our small team has accomplished in a short period of time, we realized that we haven't been able to reach the escape velocity necessary to be a large, relevant service in the (very tough) music industry. The decision to shut down was difficult but is inevitable for a small startup like us.
We'd like to sincerely thank all our users, partners and friends for being part of this journey. Your support and incredible feedback kept us going all these years. To learn more or contact us with questions, please email alex [at] tape [dot] ly.
So long mixtapers, it has been a wild ride.
Alex, Tapely founder