JamLegend, a site where people challenge each other to music-playing duels, announced this evening on its blog that it will close its service at the end of this month. No clear reason for the closure was provided.
JamLegend launched in 2008 and built up a registered userbase of 2 million people, the company said tonight. Many of those users were fiercely loyal, some even posted stories and poems about their discovery of the service - before the announcement of the site's closure!
Millions of users (some paying for premium accounts), intense loyalty, a big pile of favorable press - if JamLegend isn't closing because it's lead its founders to better opportunities I'd be surprised. Their heads can't be hanging too low.
We'll be watching to see where the team shows up next. None have new jobs listed on their LinkedIn profiles. CEO Andrew Lee, according to his Twitter profile, has gone from San Francisco to Washington DC (for the National Wildlife Federation's Young Leader's Assembly) to Spain in the last week. Sounds like a guy taking a well-deserved vacation after 3 years of rock.