If you needed any proof that Muxtape was wildly popular, consider the number of copycats and streaming music alternatives that have popped up since the site went offline. We’ve already looked at 8Tracks, which offers similar features, and OpenTape which allows you to host a Muxtape clone on your own server.
If neither of those options quite float your boat, check out Tumbltape. As the name suggests Tumbltape uses the dead-simple blogging tool Tumblr to upload and host your Muxtape-style mixes.
To use Tumbltape all you need to do is upload an MP3 to your Tumblr account and then sign in to Tumbltape. Tumbltape will (in most cases) automatically pull out all the relevant track data from the ID3 tags. If you’re not good about keeping your ID3 data neat and tidy, you can always tag your Tumblr post using the structure,
tt:artist name - track name, and Tumbltape will use that info to build a playlist.
Tumbltape will show the last 12 files you uploaded to Tumblr; as you add more it simply bumps the older ones off your playlist. if you upload a track you don’t want Tumbltape to list, just use the tag
There are some limitations to what you can do with Tumbltape — for instance, Tumblr only allows you to upload one MP3 a day and there’s no rearranging a playlist, you need to plan ahead and upload song in the proper order — but if you’re looking for a really easy way to create an online mix to share with your friends, Tumbltape makes a decent alternative to Muxtape.