Ninja Tune has announced that they have closed their forum this week after 19 years of activity, however, there will still be a place to go for dedicated fans of the label- Reddit.
The label has cited that decreased activity and the constant bugs that come with the forum style and the out-of-date nature of forums in general have prompted the label to create a page on Reddit instead.
On the closure, their team notes-
“We’re sad to close the Ninja Tune Forum. Created way back in 1998, it quickly became a lively community of people with thoughts to share and a common love of music of Ninja Tune. For a while back then it was the perfect Ninja Tune community. Some highlights have been the forum marriages and relationships, the huge King Geedorah lyric threads and posts being quoted in The Guardian. Over the years there have been over 45,000 registered users! The old forum technology issues mixed with the decreasing amount of posts in this new age of internet communication means it makes more sense to set up a page on Reddit whose technology is better designed and regularly updated (run by forum members Invisible A, Kid Vector & Techdef) where the spirit can live on.”
More information is sure to come, but for now, we are saying hello to a new era for Ninja Tune.