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AOL Music shutting down? Staff tweets about layoffs

By Layne Weiss     Apr 29, 2013 in Internet
AOL Music may be shutting down and firing all its staff according to tweets made by some of its employees posted Friday (April 26).
Spinner's official Twitter posted that AOL Music was shutting down. This tweet was quickly removed, but was Retweeted by many fans, RapFix reports.
AOL Music consists of different genre specific sites such as The Boombox, a hip-hop site, and Spinner, an indie site.
"Well, we all just got laid off. AOL Music is finished," Spinner's Dan Reilly tweeted Friday.
The BoomBox editor Paul Cantor tweeted that he had just lost his job."Actually I'm in the room losing it right this second, while tweeting. So, yeah. Hit me with any opportunities."
Later in the day, Reilly posted that maybe we haven't heard the last of Spinner after all, Billboard reports. He said he just didn't know, though.
Just minutes before that, he tweeted, "at least I found a good reason to finish off the whiskey at my desk," MediaBistro reports.
AOL has not officially commented on this story, but on Friday AOL Radio's twitter posted, "It's a sad day here @AOL. We'd like to say goodbye to our colleagues @AOLMusic, @TheBootdotcom, Noisecreep, @Spinner, and @TheBoomBox. This was posted after Dan Reilly said there may still be life in Spinner. No further updates or comments have been made on the fate of AOL Music or the sites under its banner.
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