Today the story of Muxtape , the popular but shortlived music service that let users create virtual mixtapes, has finally come to light. In a lengthy blog post on the site's homepage , founder Justin Ouellette details his legal wranglings with the four major record labels and the RIAA, which led him to shut the site down in August. Ouellette says that he is relaunching Muxtape as a platform to help bands establish an online presence. Bands will be able to create attractive profiles for themselves, and upload their own music which can be played elsewhere on the web in embeddable players. The change means that Muxtape is returning in name only - the site will bear little resemblance to the music sharing service that racked up over a million unique visitors in less than a month of existence.