AOL to shut UK music site

By | Published on Friday 29 July 2011


AOL is shutting down its UK music site, as part of a general rationalisation of its British operations.

According to paidContent, AOL confirmed it was shutting both its music and sports channels in the UK, explaining that “this is about a rationalisation of sites in order to enable us to focus on our biggest brands, which are core to our strategy and take in women’s lifestyle (for example MyDaily, Parentdish, Lifestyle…), men’s sites such as Autos and Asylum, Finance and, of course, the recently-launched HuffPost UK”.

AOL Music survived a similar rationalisation in the US recently, though various other music-based services under the AOL banner did not, all of them being absorbed by the more general AOL Music.