Muxtape temporarily shut down by the RIAA

    Free mix tape website Muxtape has been temporarily shut down due to pressure from the Recording Industry Association of America. Specifics were not released by either party, save for a short note on Muxtape’s front page saying that it “will be unavailable for a brief period while we sort out a problem with the RIAA.”  The problem in question is most likely the considerable amount of music being hosted and streamed on the website, which means that Muxtape could have to pay the same licensing fees as other streaming radio services. Until further details emerge however, users are in the dark and searching for their real-life tape players.[CNET]