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AOL Music

Spinner (website)
Subsidiary
Industry Media player
Fate Shut down
Founded United States
Defunct April 26, 2013 (2013-04-26)
Headquarters United States
Parent AOL
Website

Spinner was a music and entertainment website.[1] It was originally founded as an Internet radio website during the late 1990s.[2] An AOL Music property, it was acquired by AOL on June 1, 1999, along with Nullsoft for $400 million.[3] Based in San Francisco, California, the website was the first Internet music service and was the largest by 2001, while offering promotional features from high profile recording artists.[4] In 2002, AOL combined Spinner with the former's Netscape portal to form Netscape Radio.[5] Spinner broadcast over 100 radio stations,[6] including Radio CMJ.[7]

In 2008, Spinner was revamped by AOL as music website aimed at the "music aficionado".[8] The website offers exclusive interviews of recording artists,[9] streams of albums and live performances, and a free music download daily.[10]

Spinner, along with all AOL music sites, was abruptly shut down in April 2013.[11] The URLs to all former AOL music sites, including Spinner, were re-directed to aolradio.slacker.com starting in August 2013.[12]

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