Wie ich gerade von unserem Distributor Label-Worx erfahren habe, hat der doch recht beliebte Online-Shop DJDownload Insolvenz angemeldet. Juno hat mittlerweile ein paar Anteile gekauft und stellt sicher, dass weiterhin Musik verkauft werden kann.
Die Juno-Meldung im Wortlaut:
"As you may be aware, DJdownload Ltd was placed into administration earlier today. Juno believe that the djdownload.com store is an important part of the electronic music industry and are pleased to announce that we have bought the business and assets from the administrator to allow djdownload.com to continue as a web site.
From a practical perspective, djdownload.com will continue to sell music to their customers but, from today, Juno will be looking after:
Monthly sales reporting to suppliers
Payments to suppliers
All of this will be administered through Juno’s existing systems – there is no need for you to change anything on your side apart from no longer delivering content to DJdownload directly. Sales via DJdownload.com from 05 November 2009 onwards will be accounted through Juno, so that monthly sales statements for November 2009 onwards will include these sales as well as those through Juno’s web sites, with all related royalties being paid in December as usual.
Justin Pearse, who I am sure you know, will continue as Head of Music at djdownload.com but their other senior management will not be joining the new venture.
We believe that with the combined strength of the Juno and DJdownload brands, we can make the electronic music download market more competitive, improve customer choice and increase your sales volumes"
Und weiter geht das Sterben... Zwar wird es offenbar weitergehen, aber trotzdem kein gutes Zeichen!