Descarga.com? Did it close?

Discussion in 'Salsa Music' started by Slowdance, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. Slowdance

    Slowdance Descarga

    I went to descarga.com and the site said RIP like its closed. Am I crazy?
     
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  2. terence

    terence Maestro 'Descarga' Cachao


    No.. they closed .
     
  3. Slowdance

    Slowdance Descarga

    I guess I'm out of the loop. It seems like a bit of a shocker. Are there any known details?
     
  4. timberamayor

    timberamayor El Sabroso de Conguero

    I posted a thread about this a while back. They couldn't pay the bills anymore. They had a very rough time for the past 3 years so they finally had to close. Quite simply people are not buying CDs much anymore.
     
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  5. Slowdance

    Slowdance Descarga

    Makes sense. Too bad they didnt support digital also.
     
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  6. timberamayor

    timberamayor El Sabroso de Conguero

    They had a sister site El Watusi for digital. It closed before Descarga.
     
  7. BullitproofSoul

    BullitproofSoul Shine Officer

    Fixed that for you
     
  8. mookh

    mookh Changui

    Apparently, nowdays its digital or(and) vinyl. Not the CDs. For me its digital, but a lot of new releases goes exclusively on vinyl (first that comes on my mind - El Timba y Manuel La Palma). Well, latinwaymusic.it is still there....
     
  9. Slowdance

    Slowdance Descarga

    I have to admit that I'm "part of the problem" here. I didnt know or remember about El Watusi, and since I buy digital these days, I would go to descarga to window shop, and then I would purchase from a site where I already have an account set up for purchasing digital.

    So them closing is partly the fault of me and people like me. I used to buy CDs all the time but I stopped at some point. It was nice once I got comfortable with digital, to not worry anymore about package pilfering off my porch. Plus I get nervous having my cc out on too many different sites.

    Oh well. Live and learn.
     
  10. costas

    costas Changui

    where can i find a similar webpage as descarga.com?
    with all the new and old albums?
     
  11. mookh

    mookh Changui

    Well, you can use Google search (believe me, you CAN!)
    Cdbaby
    Latinwaymusic.it
    Bandcamp.com
    iTunes,Play store
    Recordpools...
    Solar Latin Club can give you an information about releases.
    Dscogs for vinyl rarities (be ready to pay).
     
  12. costas

    costas Changui

    thanks mookh
     

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