Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Fuzz music site goes out of business

Here's an email I received today from Fuzz, a music sharing site like MySpace,, SoundClick, etc.


Dear Fuzz User:

Sadly, we are contacting you to announce that is shutting down on February 13, 2009. Between now and then you may want to take the opportunity to post your forwarding information to fellow Fuzz users.

It was with a heavy heart that we finally made the decision to turn off the lights, but because of increasing operating costs and flat revenues it simply no longer makes sense for us to keep running.

We offer our heartfelt thanks for being a part of it, and we'd like to give a special added thanks our avid, core users -- true music fans who made Fuzz their home-base, and created a real sense of community.

Please note that once the site is shut down on February 13, 2009, the band and user accounts, and all other content on, will no longer be accessible. For artists who have used the site to sell music, we plan to make a final payout within 60 days of the shut down.

Here are some thoughts on other music resources you might check out:


For FANS looking to show off their musical prowess and DJ skills, we hope you will check out our sister site

For FANS looking for concert and touring information about their favorite artists, check out

For BANDS looking for professional-grade business tools, check out Nimbit.

"Nimbit is the industry's leading direct-to-fan sales and distribution platform and we whole-heartedly embrace the principals of the Fuzz Manifesto. We are singularly focused on being the best at one thing - helping you make more money by selling more of your music and products in more places. We are psyched to partner with Fuzz to offer you the best possible way to market, sell and distribute your music and merchandise.

Whether fans discover you online, we enable you to deliver great product to those fans through the best possible shopping experience and give you tools to continue serving your customers throughout your entire career.

How do we do that? Simple. We offer the most powerful music commerce solution available with nimbitOMT and nimbitSkin, enabling you to turn your Myspace page, official site or any other sites you have into active selling storefonts. We provide integrated fulfillment of any product from CDs to MP3s, merchandise and tickets, direct to your fans.

We back that all up with a complete set of services to help you succeed - from marketing programs to on-demand manufacturing. It's simply the best end-to-end solution for selling directly to your fans, making them happy devoted customers and making you more money.

Want to get your music out to popular eTailers like iTunes and Rhapsody? We do that too.

The cost is ridiculously low, starting at FREE, and we have plans to fit every artist at every stage of development. Come check us out and let us help you get started. We are founded by artists and technologists that are dedicated to your success and we look forward to meeting you."

Follow this link

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to learn more and start selling more.


The Fuzz Team


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