– GarageBand.com, an online music community and digital music store, announced
that it will shutter on July 15 after more than ten years in operation,
TechCrunch reported. The company spawned social music discovery service iLike
— which was acquired by MySpace — and said that users’ music and profile data
from GarageBand can be ported to iLike.
"It’s been over ten years since
we started helping discover independent music on the ol’ interwebs," reads
an email sent to GarageBand.com users.
"The landscape of how music is
discovered and delivered has changed drastically over the last decade and we
are proud to have been a huge part of that change — first with Garageband.com
and then with iLike.com and beyond. Sadly, that landscape will not include
Requests for refunds on recent purchases must be
submitted to the company by July 31, 2010.