With user-generated playlist site Muxtape shut down for an indefinite amount of time, newly launched 8tracks.com is hoping to fill the void left in the mixtape community. Like Muxtape, the site allows users to upload content from their personal music libraries and create playlists for others to stream. The site also allows users to create playlists using content uploaded to the site by others.

Unlike Muxtape, the site does not allow users to see what track will play next or to skip forward and backward through tracks they might not enjoy. This is because 8tracks operates under a compulsory license as a non-interactive webcaster, as mandated by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

8tracks was founded by David Porter, formerly the director of business development at Live365.