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Purevolume to Shut Down

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Purevolume has announced they are shutting down the website on April 30th. Damn, the end of a very specific era in our little music scene.


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  2. SmithBerryCrunch

    Trusted Prestigious

    Wow. Didn't know it was still a thing. I remember discovering so many new bands back in the day on that site.
  3. I was 12 or 13 when I was working on starting a music review site with the name sound volume right around the time PV was coming up. Unborn media found me so annoying that they bought the domain and design off of me just to shut me up for $250 and I thought it was great.
  4. ncarrab

    Prestigious Supporter

    Used to use Pure Volume all the time back in the 2002-2004 era. Honestly had no clue it was still running.
    defmytones, Kaduck and Brent like this.
  5. shea

    RIP Supporter

    That’s a name I haven’t heard for a long time. Spent so much time dicking around on this site in high school I never actually learned CISCO or intro to Visual Basic or
  6. heywassuphello

    spare only the ones I love

    Daaaamn I just looked up my old band on there and we had over 20 plays today somehow. I would've been stoked on that back in 2003.
  7. bmir14

    Trusted Supporter

    I still deeply miss I do realize this post is off topic.
  8. Mister Lyrical

    Forging Clarity Supporter

    It's not exactly the same thing, but Discord (a Group Chat app/website) has a built in feature where a group of people can listen to Spotify together. I believe others have built bots for it that allow YouTube sharing similar to TurnTable
  9. kyleadams

    formerly thisisalchemy Prestigious

    RIP to my youth
  10. carlosonthedrums

    Cooler than a polar bear's toenails Prestigious

    If I drank, I'd have a few for these guys.
    trevorshmevor and Mr. Serotonin like this.
  11. bmir14

    Trusted Supporter

    Very interesting... thanks for sharing!
  12. Mister Lyrical

    Forging Clarity Supporter

    Your welcome! I'm thinking of maybe making a server on it for Chorus members. I'll shoot out the link later today if I get around to it.
  13. aoftbsten

    Trusted Supporter

    Me and some friends were talking about purevolume the other day. We were surprised to see it was still there. RIP, I discovered a lot of good (and some truly awful, but hilarious) bands there.
    trevorshmevor likes this.
  14. bradsonemanband Apr 5, 2018
    (Last edited: Apr 5, 2018)


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    jco3, dtbjerke, Robk and 6 others like this.
  15. SoundInTheSignals

    @Bake_Wear /

    Daphne Loves Derby kicked off a lot of their hype from lots of plays on this service. That's what I remember most about it.
    jco3, atticusfinch and Arry like this.
  16. Max_123

    Nope. Prestigious

    Damn I thought this happened years ago. This prompted me to check out my friends old band on there and somehow they have 6 plays today lol, respect.
  17. Mr. Serotonin Apr 5, 2018
    (Last edited: Apr 5, 2018)
    Mr. Serotonin

    I'm still staring down the sun Prestigious

    I'll do it. For you, and for them. And mostly for me.
  18. tyramail

    Trusted Supporter

    Sad. That’s where I first found lady gaga.
    cybele, marceting and jorbjorb like this.
  19. chavril


    Damn this is sad
  20. AMC


    It sounds familiar but I forget much about it
  21. Zip It Chris

    Be kind; everyone is on their own journey.

    Wouldn't be who I am or have the musical taste I have today without them...purevolume, absolutepunk, and drive thru records were 90% of my internet youth...the rest was AOL Sessions lol
  22. shawnhyphenray


    I forgot all about Purevolume but I loved it back in the day...would always discover bands or stream music on it in the mid2000s. This is sad
  23. thatwasamoment

    Since '06

    rip. there was a time when purevolume was in my daily internet rotation. oh how i miss you 2005
    errolstafford likes this.
  24. Penguin

    just let me cry a little bit longer Prestigious

  25. spencpants

    Can I pet your dog? Prestigious

    Thanks to Brett & Mitchell for employing me once upon a time.