Music Downloads Quietly Fly Away

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What happened to the music downloads on

Quietly, the collection has disappeared, though CDs are still plentiful.  The Aliso Viejo, CA-based company was not able to offer a response to Digital Music News on Tuesday, though an explanation could be forthcoming.  The removal itself may be temporary, perhaps for maintenance upgrades, or permanent based on softer sales. is one of the smaller music download outlets, and rarely referenced among music fans.  Still, has been an active seller of digital downloads for a large part of this decade.  In July of 2003, Buy aggressively jumped into the arena with, a site that was melded into the mainline by March of 2004.  That seemed like an obvious dial-down, though BuyMusic staffers insisted that the downloads store was merely shifting locations.