By: Poelano Malema
For decades, many South Africans trusted Musica to provide them with music, movies, and games.
It was one of the leading entertainment store chains in the country.
But, sadly, all of this has come to an end.
The store has officially closed all its stores – more than 100 branches.
The company made the announcement on Facebook on Wednesday.
The decision to close Musica was first announced in January when the Clicks Group explained how business had been suffering due to how digital has taken over.
It announced that people were now consuming music, movies, and video games online.
This led to a drop in sales.
South Africans react to the closure of Musica
It’s sad that Musica had to close, imagine all the people who lost their jobs.
— Tomi Rikhotso (@TomiRikhotso) May 27, 2021
Musica closing down has to be one of the saddest things of the year thus far 😔
— Tawa🎙🔊 (@TiwiKiwi17) May 28, 2021
Musica is closing down. CD’s are really becoming collectables. I guess that’s it one’s gotta give into online music platforms forever now… old school ways come to an end 😉🧐end of an era. #CDs
— ThandekileJessica MaMdletshe (@JessicaNhleko) January 28, 2021
— Roger Gatsinzi🇷🇼🇧🇪 (@RogerGatsinzi) May 26, 2021
For me the closing of Musica stores is tragic, yes online maybe the new wave but owning a physical CD, Vinyl or Cassette cannot be replaced by the digital era NEVER. That will always be the beautiful way of owning a collection of music period.
— Hlangalezwe (@Casius_Ms) May 27, 2021
Image courtesy oof YouTube screenshot.