On Wednesday October 30th Grammofy.com closed its virtual doors. Five years ago we set out to make classical music more accessible and music streaming fairer. We succeeded in building a beautiful product that bridged on-demand streaming and radio. It also opened the richness of classical music to new audiences around the world.
Last year we relaunched Grammofy as an add-on to Spotify. Using the Spotify connection enabled us to continue to serve our audience. Spotify’s rules, unfortunately, prevent us from charging fees or running advertisements. So the options to offset our costs for the service and curation are very limited.
After many highs, lows, joys, and frustrations, we will now change our focus to partnering with other media companies. This way we can continue our mission but also make it financially viable. This means Grammofy might return soon under another brand.
We want to thank all our partners, investors, and friends who put their trust in us and who supported us along the way. And we want to thank you, our many listeners, who kept us going all these years!
The Grammofy Team – Natascha, Charlotte, Elias, Felix, Matthias, Paul, Philipp, Emanuel, Jesper and Lukas