Where has all the music gone?
May 13, 2006 12:14 PM   Subscribe

Does anyone have the skinny on what's going on with allofmp3.com? I haven't been able to order anything or add funds for a week now and every day seems to produce a different error message.
posted by helcat to Computers & Internet (31 answers total)
The shit may have finally hit the fan -- in terms of the RIAA and such.
posted by bim at 12:53 PM on May 13, 2006

Here's the main link at Reuters.
posted by bim at 12:55 PM on May 13, 2006

blm - That goes to a story about Russia, not allofmp3.com.
posted by SpecialK at 1:01 PM on May 13, 2006

Apologies - I failed to read the Digg article first. :-P Just FYI that the 2nd article doesn't reference the RIAA or Allofmp3, just the WTO issue.
posted by SpecialK at 1:02 PM on May 13, 2006

I don't think that article explains problems with AllOfMP3 at all, just some possible implications for it down the track. If Putin makes a speech about what Russia maybe ought to do about copyright and AllOfMP3 goes down, that's just a coincidence.
posted by AmbroseChapel at 1:18 PM on May 13, 2006

Note that I said "may" in my original post, Ambrose :)
posted by bim at 1:25 PM on May 13, 2006

The Czech version of the site is up.
posted by kirkaracha at 2:21 PM on May 13, 2006

Mod note: a few comments removed, please stick to the question or take it to email or metatalk
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:22 PM on May 13, 2006

I get "closed for maintenance" there too kirkaracha.
posted by CunningLinguist at 2:32 PM on May 13, 2006

I've been getting 'The ordering is not available" for a few days.
posted by fixedgear at 3:37 PM on May 13, 2006

Hmm... I'm at a restaurant with content filters so I don't know if MP3Search.ru is working or not. Same concept and similar prices but not as pretty. If that is down as well, then it could be more than coincidence. Then again, MP3search.ru would take several day naps in the past.
posted by birdherder at 3:45 PM on May 13, 2006

I've got their AllTunes installed. I can use that to browse, etc. but not order. It even installed an update. I'd had a song pending from (probably 4 or 5) days ago and it finished downloading.

About two years ago i recall they had a couple weeks worth of problems. I'd say give it time.

But yes, MP3Search.ru is up.
posted by FlamingBore at 4:03 PM on May 13, 2006

Dumb scared question from a guy hestiant to hand over his cc# to a Russian firm. How do you all pay these russian sites? One time CC?
posted by drewbage1847 at 4:24 PM on May 13, 2006


you are actually only giving your CC# to the Russian credit card processor (Xrost, I think), not to Allofmp3.com. From what I understand, they are a trustworthy organization, and it is no more risky that handing your CC to a waiter, who then takes it to the back of the restaurant to do as he likes.

And it's not working for me either. Glad I've only got $2 balance left.
posted by Rock Steady at 4:40 PM on May 13, 2006

The Russian gov't has been after allofmp3.com for a while now. Pretty sure the stuff is indeed hitting the fan. Bummer I didn't use all my balance.

Oh, and what Rock Steady said about CCs. I'd argue giving it to the waiter is (potentially, anyway) significantly less secure than giving it to a company who has a vested interest in seeing that your # is secure.
posted by Emperor SnooKloze at 5:42 PM on May 13, 2006

They've got my CC# and my love, and haven't done me wrong so far.
posted by blue_beetle at 6:26 PM on May 13, 2006

The Russian gov't has been after allofmp3.com for a while now. Pretty sure the stuff is indeed hitting the fan.

Link? Cite? Further details?
posted by AmbroseChapel at 9:41 PM on May 13, 2006

While we are all waiting for allofmp3 to return, is MP3Search.ru a good place to go for music?
posted by Lexbubba at 9:06 AM on May 14, 2006

Allofmp3 accepts Paypal, which reduces your risk of fraud tremendously.

They've had bad spots before. Around Christmas they were a hopeless mess for a good couple of weeks.
posted by Malor at 10:23 AM on May 14, 2006

Digg discussion.

Which links to this, which is ominous.
posted by CunningLinguist at 2:34 PM on May 14, 2006

TechCrunch mentions it too.
posted by bim at 5:29 PM on May 15, 2006

There was this link too in one of the TechCrunch comments. It sounds like the fat lady has sung...
posted by bim at 5:42 PM on May 15, 2006

It's back! Maybe they just had there servers down for maintenance.

The site does seem quite a bit faster. But maybe that's because everyone left.
posted by ewagoner at 8:45 AM on May 16, 2006

Still not working for me.
posted by fixedgear at 3:38 PM on May 16, 2006

Today's message gives me hope:

Payments are temporarily not accepted.
The site is undergoing some technical restructuring.
We work hard to resume the service. We expect to put back all the functions shortly.
Please, accept our appologies for this ongoing disruption.

posted by CunningLinguist at 6:47 AM on May 17, 2006

Looks like they are back.
posted by FlamingBore at 10:50 AM on May 17, 2006

Nope, still not working for me.
posted by fixedgear at 2:49 PM on May 17, 2006

It's back! Woot!
posted by CunningLinguist at 10:10 AM on May 18, 2006

I don't know if anyone is still monitoring this thread, but Allofmp3 is definitely back. There are still short periodic outages for me, but other than that things are great.
posted by homer2k1 at 10:58 AM on May 20, 2006

It's back, but still a little spotty.
posted by fixedgear at 4:27 AM on May 21, 2006

Is anyone still here? Because now allofmp3 is back, but the site I used to buy credits has been giving me a "come back tomorrow" message for days and days. Anyone else? I'm leery of using my credit card directly, though come to think of it, I've never heard of anyone getting ripped off.
posted by CunningLinguist at 5:43 AM on May 25, 2006

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