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Apologies - We are Still Working on The Update

We just wanted to let everyone know that we are still working on integrating the new content into the site.  We are testing the new search results and the playback in our staging environment and we hope to have everything working within the next few days.  It’s taken a lot longer than we expected and we apologize for the delay.  Also, it’s important to note that while we think the new tracks are an improvement, we understand that this is not a replacement for the hard work that you have gone through with the hotlinks.

We know this has been a difficult time for many of you with the recent content changes and we are investigating some possible solutions to improve the situation.  As many of you know, we’re a small team and we’re hustling to do the best we can with limited resources.  We have been reading, processing, and doing our best to respond to your comments, questions, and frustrations.  Again, we appreciate your patience as we work to find possible solutions that exist within our licensing arrangements.

Please check back here for updates as we will report back to you on a timely manner.


The Crew

80 Million Blips, 1 Million DJs Strong, and Content Update

Hey Blippers!  We know it’s been a while since you’ve last heard from us, but we wanted to give you an update on changes to our content sources due to our licensing arrangements.

You will continue to be able to access YouTube, and we will be adding significant content partners shortly, but (sadly) other sources will go away.  The good news is that we have just added nearly one million pristine licensed tracks and plan to add more in the near future.

Please help us with any comments or feedback as we’ve appreciated your support over the past 3 years!  Together we’ve grown to a million Blippers who have DJ’d over 80 million posts.  We have you to thank for that and we are truly grateful.

We’ve asked our Ambassadors, @evablue, @daretoeatapeach, and @briangreene to help us in answering questions.  As always, if you have any feedback, be sure to drop us a line at  Thanks for your support!


The Crew

Emergency Maintenance

As many of you have realized, our database servers have been overloaded for several hours now. We’ve place the site into emergency maintenance mode in order to get things sorted. We estimate that this window will last around 1 hour. Thanks,

Maintenance Recap: New Embed Widget

The main focus of tonight’s maintenance is our new embed widget. The appearance of the widget is highly customizable so you can make it look good wherever you want to put it. We made the decision to have blips link back to the site as opposed to play within the widget for three reasons. First, given our limited resources, maintaining the widget is much easier without having to update it as we add / remove content sources. Second, we wanted to ensure a consistent experience for all viewers of the widget and avoid any confusion that might stem from some blips being playable (as dictated by content sources) and others not. Lastly, we wanted the widget to be lightweight in order to load quickly wherever it is placed. We hope you like it!

There are some other odds and ends included as well:

  • An improved sign-up flow
  • Updated search result ordering
  • Quicker removal of bad song links
  • Various bug fixes

As always, if you have any feedback on the widget or the site in general, be sure to drop us a line at Thanks for your support!

– Yan

Maintenance Summary

Tonight’s maintenance deals largely with SEO, performance enhancements, and bug fixes. The next release will focus more on user experience and feature updates / additions. Thanks for your patience and support! See you on the other side!