There is a web site out there that has been used by thousands of musical artists to share their music with the world. Many of these artists are now very popular.
This site has been used by thousands of listeners to find new musicians and new music.
This site still exists.
It is called thesixtyone.
There are currently two versions of the site. The old and the new.
- Old Site http://old.thesixtyone.com/
- New Site http://www.thesixtyone.com/
The old site is more detail rich for people who like to have more control and have more features at their fingertips. The new site is more design rich for people who enjoy cover art and listening to playlists.
Either way, it is a great site and I highly suggest that you check it out.
Hundreds of people still use it to find new music and to listen to their favorites that they have already found.
But there is a problem. The creators of the site seem to have all but abandoned the site. Obviously they continue to keep the site running and there may be an occasional fix. But there have been no new features added in years. There has been no official communication from the owners in years. Parts of the site no longer work and have not been updated.
What is the true status of the site? How long will the owners allow it to stay around? Are they killing it off slowly? Why do they refuse to communicate with their users or even the public in general?
There is a petition to save thesixtyone.
There is also a “Save thesixtyone” artist account.
Many people have stopped using the site and many more people have never heard of it. Maybe if we can get the word out that the site is still around and still awesome we can breathe new life into the site. And maybe we can even entice the owners into communicating with us once again.
You can help Save thesixtyone! Come explore and enjoy the music with me.