Collapsing under pressure from the US and the possibility of scraping any chance that Russia has to join the WTO, music download site Allofmp3.com has closed up shop. Customers were greeted with your typical “site is down for maintenance” message, but a former employee has spilled the beans and confirmed its closure.
The ‘nail in the coffin’ came from Visa and MasterCard in January when both credit companies declared that they would no longer process transactions to the Russian site. MediaServices, Allofmp3.com’s parent company, is already back in business with Mp3Sparks.com. The site is a virtual clone of the now defunct Allofmp3.com and tracks are 15 cents each.
Russia shuts down Allofmp3.com [Times Online UK]