Earbits is shutting down today. The free streaming music service enabled artists and labels to "buy" plays, promote and connect with fans. While successful, the model was not generating enough revenue to continue. Despite today's closure, Earbits founder Joey Flores still believes that its a path that other music streamers must take. "If there is anything that we want to impart on the industry about our experience it’s this," wrote Flores over the weekend. "If today’s streaming companies truly care about the creators of their product, they’re going to have to do more than talk about wanting to drive more...

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