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180 jobs at risk in Bristol as MixRadio is to close

MixRadio was bought by Japanese messaging app LINE at the end of 2014. Photo: Company website

Many dozens of jobs are at risk in Bristol after a music streaming service in the city announced it is to close.

MixRadio provides a free music streaming service and employs 180 staff at its offices in Wine Street.

It was bought by Japanese messaging app LINE at the end of 2014, having been sold by Microsoft.

LINE Corporation - which runs a call and messaging app - says the MixRadio music service will be discontinued in the coming weeks.

They give their reasons for the closure as the current state of the music streaming market.

"After a careful assessment of the subsidiary’s overall performance, the financial challenges posed by the music streaming market, and priorities of LINE Corporation, LINE has determined that future growth would be difficult to ensure and decided to discontinue the MixRadio music streaming service."

LINE and the MixRadio team would like to thank the users of MixRadio for all of their support of the service.

– LINE spokesperson