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MotoMusic India To Shut Down On July 15th

In an email sent out today to MotoMusic India users, Motorola has informed them that the service will shut down from the midnight of July the 15th, 2009. MotoMusic Australia shut down in February - the site had a more fervent adieu. MotoMusic India has put up a notice asking its users to download all the songs purchased, back them up and redeem any vouchers and prepaid coupons before July 15th. Details in the email below. In May, MediaNama had reported the shutting down of Soundbuzz, which powers MotoMusic, following which the company had confirmed the plans, and said that they are looking for potential buyers for the company. Following up on our story, we had asked Motorola the following questions: -- Soundbuzz is in the process of terminating relationships with labels and distributors in India. In that context, what does Soundbuzz have in terms of business and assets, that may be acquired by a potential buyer? -- Secondly, it is mentioned that the company is exiting the Soundbuzz White Label business. Does that mean that the consumer storefront (Soundbuzz.com) will be retained? Motorola declined to share details, saying that they're in talks with potential buyers for Soundbuzz. They had acquired Soundbuzz in January 2008 for an undisclosed amount.The email sent out, in full: Dear Motomusic member Thank you for your support over the years. We regret to inform you that the Motomusic music store will be closing down in July 2009. The last day of operation for the store…

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