Social audio app Rolltape shuts down

A few weeks after announcing a partnership with Another Round, Rolltape has told users that it is shutting down on June 24.

When we started Rolltape a year ago, we wanted to help people strengthen their relationships. We’re proud of what we accomplished — bringing friends and family together far and wide. The reality is that introducing a completely new communication platform in today’s market is difficult.

I hope I’m wrong, but it is difficult to see how other social audio services (Anchor, Zcast, Bumpers) will fare differently. I’m just not sure that the demand on either side (listener or creator) is currently there.