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Remember iLike? The Social Music Network Officially Died Tuesday

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(UPDATED) In the the spring of 2009, iLike had 45 million registered users and was the #1 music application on Facebook. "Is There An iLike Effect?", we asked then; and the answer was yes. The #1 and #2 albums on iTunes were Keith Urban's "Defying Gravity" and "Gavin Degraw's "Free" - two releases with nothing in common except that both debuted exclusively on iLike. Tuesday, the social music network officially closed, with the url redirected to MySpace.

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At its peak, iLike had 60 million registered users and content from 300,000 artists.Then MySpace purchased the company in August 2009, in large part for its technology which included then superior music serach. On Tuesday, the new owners of MySpace finally killed the remnants of iLike posting the message: "The iLike website is no longer available. We welcome you to MySpace."

 MORE: Kyle Bylin's interview of iLike founder and CEO Ali Partovi and GigaOm: Online music is hard: iLike shuts down