John Baxter launched Mandozine, a web site for mandolin, in 1996. Mandozine hosts a music archive of almost 3,000 songs, transposed or transcribed for mandolin. In 2005, Mandotunes, a media site for Mandozine was launched. Ukefarm, a Web site for ukulele, was launched in early 2006, followed that year by Mandozine Radio and Ukefarm Radio. Mandozine Radio has over 165,000 listener hours. Ukefarm Radio has over 78,000 listen hours. In 2013, John entered into a partnership with EUMLab to develop Chordtunes, a chord sheet app for iPad. In 2014, John developed Chordsongs, a free Web app for creating chord charts, with the programming and database help of Chris Oliver.
This site was redesigned and launched on July 5, 2014. Site design and coding was done by John Baxter, and search forms, search results, and database import was originally coded by Larry Tanner. Wendy Anthony has made major contributions to the TablEdit files, by adding keys, fixing files, and cleaning up the archive. She also maintains the Tune of the Week archive. Mike Stangeland initiated the TablEdit archive and created a vast number of the TablEdit files.