8tracks

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8tracks
8tracks logo
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URL https://8tracks.com/
Project status Closing
Archiving status Upcoming...
Project source Unknown
Project tracker Unknown
IRC channel #8ball (on hackint)
Project lead Unknown

8tracks.com was an internet radio and social networking website revolving around the concept of streaming user-curated playlists consisting of at least 8 tracks.[1]

It launched on 2008-08-08 and will be shutting down on 2019-12-31. According to the shutdown announcement, it has 19.6 million users, 750k DJs, 3.5 million mixes, and 500k tags as of late December 2019.

Shutdown announcement

On 2019-12-26, David Porter announced in a long blog post that the site was shutting down just five days later, on 2019-12-31:

To everything there is a season

8tracks has had a long run and its day in the sun. We’re sad to announce, however, that the company and its streaming service will wind down with the end of the decade, on December 31st, 2019.

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Site structure

  • There are mix sets, mixes, sets, tracks, songs, and possibly other things. The exact meaning of each hasn't been determined yet.
  • The explore JSON endpoint is horribly broken, returning a totally different number of results as you paginate through, no results on later pages, and other issues. It is beyond useless for discovery.
  • Mixes have numeric IDs and can be discovered using https://8tracks.com/mixes/MIXID, which redirects to the mix page (using the username and mix slug). The highest mix ID is somewhere around 8960857 as of 2019-12-28 01:00.
  • Adding a parameter format=jsonh returns JSON for many URLs (including the /mixes/MIXID one).

References

  1. [8tracks.com - Wikipedia 8tracks.com - Wikipedia][- Wikipedia IA- Wikipedia Wcite- Wikipedia .today- Wikipedia MemWeb]