Spinner (website)

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Spinner (website)
Former type Subsidiary
Industry Media player
Fate Shut down, merged into Slacker
Founded United States
Defunct April 26, 2013 (2013-04-26)
Headquarters United States
Parent AOL
Website www.spinner.com

Spinner was a music and entertainment website.[1] It was founded as an Internet radio website during the late 1990s.[2] An AOL Music property, it was acquired by AOL on June 1, 1999, along with Nullsoft for $400 million.[3] Based in San Francisco, California, the website was the first Internet music service and was the largest by 2001, while offering promotional features from high profile recording artists.[4] In 2002, AOL combined Spinner with the former's Netscape portal to form Netscape Radio.[5] Spinner broadcast over 100 radio stations,[6] including Radio CMJ.[7]

In 2008, Spinner was revamped by AOL as a music website aimed at the "music aficionado".[8] The website offers exclusive interviews of recording artists,[9] streams of albums and live performances, and a free music download daily.[10]

Spinner, along with all AOL music sites, was abruptly shut down in April 2013.[11] The URLs to all former AOL music sites, including Spinner, were re-directed to aolradio.slacker.com starting in August 2013. Several AOL Music blogs, along with Comics Alliance, were sold to Townsquare Media in June 2013.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Calhoun (2011), p. 102.
  2. ^ Forbes (2009), p. 159.
  3. ^ Alderman (2002), p. 97.
  4. ^ Khosrowpour (2006), p. 104.
  5. ^ Fries (2005), p. 110.
  6. ^ Axford (2004), p. 214.
  7. ^ "CMJ On Air". CMJ New Music Report 79 (5): 29. March 15, 2004. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  8. ^ Brung, Anthony (May 24, 2008). "The Billboard Q&A". Billboard 120 (21): 23. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  9. ^ "The Spinner Interview Posts". Spinner. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  10. ^ "Mp3 Of The Day Posts". Spinner. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  11. ^ http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/digital-and-mobile/1559947/updated-aol-music-spinner-shutting-down
  12. ^ "Townsquare Acquires Various AOL Music Sites, Comics Alliance". Billboard.biz. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Alderman, John (July 11, 2002). Sonic Boom: Napster, Mp3, And The New Pioneers Of Music. Basic Books. ISBN 0738207772. 
  • Axford, Elizabeth C. (July 1, 2004). Song Sheets to Software: A Guide to Print Music, Software, and Web Sites for Musicians. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0810850273. 
  • Calhoun, Scott, ed. (December 16, 2011). Exploring U2: Is This Rock 'n' Roll?. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0810881578. 
  • Forbes, William (October 19, 2009). Behavioural Finance. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0470028041. 
  • Fries, Bruce; Fries, Marty (April 26, 2005). Digital Audio Essentials. O'Reilly Media. ISBN 0596008562. 
  • Khosrowpour, Mehdi (April 3, 2006). Cases on Electronic Commerce Technologies and Applications. Idea Group Inc. ISBN 1599044021. 

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