It Looks Like an Old-School Mixtape–But It’s Not

An Australian company called Sharetapes wants to bring back the romance of the cassette mixtape with a device that uses QR codes and NFC (near-field communication) technology to load up playlists from various online sources.  From Gizmag:

Sharetapes will send out your blank “tapes” in packs of five retro-styled cards. After registering with Sharetapes, users can then enter a link to their saved playlist from any of the supported sites, while also adding a unique code found on the back of each card. Hit “record,” and your mixtape is created.

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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