Remember JamLegend? It launched back in 2008 touted as a web equivalent to Guitar Hero – a music rhythm game which allowed artists (and later players) to upload their own MP3 files into the system. Players paid $5 a month for the right to upload and play 100 tracks. In February 2010 it had one million registered users who’d played 45 million songs in the game (Bulletin, 2-Feb-10). Now it’s closed down, after the company behind it was bought by social gaming giant Zynga. “After nearly three years of running JamLegend, we are shutting down the service to move on to new ventures,” explain its co-founders in a blog post. “We successfully weathered the great and stormy seas many startups face, grew to 2M users and 110M plays, worked with all four major music labels and independent artists alike, and ultimately did things only dreamed of in music and games.” The question is whether Zynga’s acquisition will lead to more music games in the future – it didn’t when the company bought another music social games developer, Conduit Labs, in August last year. Source: JamLegend Source: TechCrunch

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