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Your favorite music, like you've never heard it before.

Give Tapemix the name of your favorite band and get ready for a one-of-a-kind live music experience. Tapemix uses the Internet Archive's exhaustive music collection (and powerful servers) to deliver a streaming concert experience that's never the same twice. You can press play and listen for as long as you want, like an extremely specific, ad-free radio station.

Tapemix costs nothing and works on Mac, PC, Linux, and all mobile devices.

Unbelievably easy to use.

1. Choose band

Select a band or solo performer from the Live Music Archive. There are currently over four thousand artists in the archive, with fans and audio engineers uploading hundreds of new concerts every month.

2. Set length (or don't)

On a timetable? Let Tapemix know how much music you want. Maybe half an hour. Maybe two 90 minute sets. Maybe you just want it to go until you press stop.

3. Press play

Tapemix will assemble a seamless concert experience for you, randomized so you never know what's coming next. When it's over, you can even download the setlist and listen to it again later.

Help us get started.

Our goal is to make Tapemix 100% open source and ad-free. Unfortunately, we still need to feed ourselves. Please consider supporting our efforts with a small donation! Every little bit helps - we even take bitcoin. (The fundraiser is officially over, but we'll still happily accept your donations!)


$1 / 0.01 BTC
  • Believe it or not, donations at this level are actually very helpful! We'll be grateful; you'll be praised forever at tapemix.org.
  • Donate Bitcoins

B & P

$10 / 0.1 BTC
  • This is sandwich money. Like, James Beard-nominated sandwich money. In addition to the above, we'll make you a mixtape.
  • Donate Bitcoins


$100 / 1 BTC
  • Once we pick our jaws off the ground, we'll give you all of the above PLUS a t-shirt of your favorite archive.org band.
  • Donate Bitcoins

Help us spread the word.

Can't support us by donating? No problem. The more people know about this, the better, so please consider showing your support on a social network or two.


Maybe! Check out the full list of 4500+ participating bands at the Live Music Archive.
Yep. Our audio files come directly from the Live Music Archive at Archive.org, which only accepts music from bands who have provided written authorization for the recording and circulation of their live performances. As per the Live Music Archive's own FAQ: "Patrons may download from the LMA with the understanding that the artists still hold their copyrights. All material is strictly noncommercial, both for access here and for any further distribution."
Totally. In fact, the idea came to us after spending four days in a car with Sirius XM radio and being unable to turn off their Grateful Dead Channel, despite not even really being that into the Dead. Concert Vault is a great service if you can't find what you're looking for here and don't mind paying their subscription fee. There's also the Tomahawk media player, which is open source and unbelievably rad.

We think our system is different enough that it's worth building, but we'd actually love to hear from you if you think Tapemix sounds suspiciously like another website or app. Our goal here is to give the world another crayon, and if somebody's already figured out Burnt Sienna, we'll move on to Atomic Tangerine.
Tapemix is the baby pet project of Dave Lowensohn, a musician/coder from the Pacific Northwest who's been musician/coding for the better part of his adult life & thought it might be fun to combine the two. He helms Handwoven Industries, a Portland web design studio that lets him use the word "we." His band Speechwriters LLC somehow has almost a million downloads on archive.org & he's not ashamed to admit that he has like six cubic feet of Phish tapes in a box downstairs. You can reach him via tapemixapp at gmail dot com.
A valid question. One, this is actually the final project for an online course and we get graded on how much bitcoin we're able to raise. Two, if enough money actually comes in, we'll be able to take some time away from paid work and get Tapemix off the ground much quicker than anticipated. Which is our small, inflation-adjusted version of The American Dream.