There is life in Winamp again. After announcing it’s closure at the end of last year, fans were hit with a wave of nostalgia in saying goodbye to their favorite music player since 1990. The official announcement read:
Winamp.com and associated web services will no longer be available past December 20, 2013. Additionally, Winamp Media players will no longer be available for download. Please download the latest version before that date. See release notes for latest improvements to this last release. Thanks for supporting the Winamp community for over 15 years.
Radionomy, an online radio business based in Belgium, announced Tuesday that it has acquired the 15-year-old music player from AOL, along with Shoutcast, another AOL-owned property that serves up Internet radio. Radionomy CEO Alexandre Saboundjian said in a statement that “Winamp is a top independent player that gives millions of people the best player functionality available. Its role is clear in the future evolution of online media, we plan to make the player ubiquitous, developing new functionalities dedicated to desktop, mobile, car systems, connected devices and all other platforms.”
Reports via TechCrunch claim that Radionomy paid between $5 million and $10 million in cash and shares for both properties.