Sunday, June 16, 2013

Flipkart Flyte MP3 Music Store closing down :(

Flipkart's MP3 Music store - Flyte - is closing down tomorrow, 17-Jun-2013. It's indeed a sad day since they had a lovely collection that was huge, fantastically classified, very nominal (when compared to iTunes in several sections).

http://www.flipkart.com/s/mp3help

Q: Why Flipkart has stopped selling Flyte MP3? I cannot see Flyte MP3 category in Website?
A: Flipkart has decided to stop selling digital MP3 files due to business reasons.

Makes me wonder what those could be..

  • Entrance of iTunes?
  • Higher % cut ask from labels?
  • Lower returns than expected?
  • Insufficient labels, categories?
  • ...

I sincerely wish they had stayed on. Would have been a good alternative to iTunes which still appears to have a lot to learn about Indian music going by the looks of the site at the moment.

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Why Flipkart has stopped selling Flyte MP3? I cannot see Flyte MP3 category in Website?
Flipkart has decided to stop selling digital MP3 files due to business reasons.

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