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Coming June 2009 – R.I.P. BMG

on March 15, 2009, 11:50am

Yes, you heard it correctly. BMGmusic.com, the website which offered deals like “12 CDs for the price of 1,” and ultimately became a sensation in the 90s alongside Columbia House for is remarkably good deals will soon be laid to rest. According to Rolling Stone, in December BMG announced it would no longer be accepting new members. Three months later, the company sent a statement to subscribers that it would be closing in June, offering a rather emotionally powerful email saying the following:

“You will receive one more Featured Selection Announcement email from us…you will still be able to shop at bmgmusic.com through May 31, 2009.”

While I would not consider BMG a good replacement for places like CD Warehouse, where hard to find releases ran rampant, the deals on more expensive and better-known CDs were too good to pass up.  I personally bought my first KoRn CD from BMG, so it holds a small sentimental place for me. On the bright side, this sister site will be offering albums for around $6.99 with no shipping. Bittersweet? Most definitely, but if you are a member and have hesitated using those Music Points, best go on and snag a Boston: Greatest Hits CD or something because they will soon become null and void.

Perhaps take a suggestion from Rolling Stone and buy Viva La Vida?  Assuming you do not already own it like the rest of the world and beyond, and if you don’t – shun!

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