Australian telco Telstra is shutting down its BigPond Music downloads store on 12 December, with plans to focus on partnerships with other digital music services instead. “The download-to-own music market has changed a lot,” a spokesperson told fans, according to CNET. “We believe the best way for us to continue to provide great music services to our customers is via a partner model. Music is and will still be a major component of the premium content Telstra provides to thousands of Australians every day. We will provide our customers more information on our plans in due course.” That means the company’s partnership with Mog will “remain as is for the forseeable future, although with Mog now owned by Beats Music, which is now owned by Apple, we suspect that future is only forseeable until spring(ish) 2015.

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