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AOL Music shut down, all staff fired

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Apr 2013 23:31 User comments (2)

AOL Music shut down, all staff fired AOL has shut down its AOL Music division and fired the entire remaining staff.
AOL Music operated the music.aol.com homepage, the sites for The Boot and Tour Tracker, as well as Spinner.

Dan Reilly, the site's editor, confirmed the entire staff was laid off, although that number is still unknown.

After AOL acquired the Huffington Post for $315 million in 2011, it has been slowly consolidating and closing out divisions including Politics Daily, PopEater and StyleList, all of which are now under the Huffington Post Media wing.

AOL Music was once considered a "top online music destination," and Spinner was one of the Internet's first radio services, eventually offering daily downloads, exclusive interviews, album streams and live performances. While once popular, Spinner has fallen out of touch, with interviews and downloads from artists with small followings.


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2 user comments

127.4.2013 10:56

I never even knew it started...

227.4.2013 15:01

Same here...never even heard of it. lol

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