Coke music loses its fizz

mycokemusic, one of the UK’s first music download stores, will be shutting up shop at the end of July after only two years in operation. With prices f

mycokemusic, one of the UK’s first music download stores, will be shutting up shop at the end of July after only two years in operation.

With prices for single tracks starting at 80p and albums going for as little as £6.40, the store certainly offered good value for money. But it was not to be and Coca-Cola, despite claiming the service was ‘really successful’, has decided to give it the red card and focus on - as yet undisclosed - other areas.

It would appear that mycokemusic has been crowded out of a scene in which it used to be a frontrunner; the digital music scene was in its infancy when the store first opened but times have changed, and Coca-Cola is rolling with the punches.

The store closes in the wake of new and old online music giants going from strength to strength. A rejuvenated Napster and an all-powerful iTunes currently offer more than two million tracks apiece. Add to this the number of smaller independent online music stores, and there’s not much room left at the inn.

If you use mycokemusic, make sure you spend any remaining credit before closure on the 31st.  If you really don’t want to rush, you can use your credits on another service – one that isn’t provided by Coca-Cola. for more info click here.