Online music download store has closed operations beginning today (Aug. 29).

The three-year-old store, which focused on independent Latin music, is shifting operations to mobile content in the U.S. and Latin America, with parent company MisRolas having changed its name to Agave to focus on its new business.

"During this three year journey, we have discovered alternative outlets for independent digital music and we found one, in particular, which has shown great promise for us: the mobile phone," stated a letter from MisRolas principals Grant Goad, Mauricio Delgado and Hugo Gonzalez.

The company's mobile division, MisRolas Mobile, was founded more than a year ago "to discover new opportunities for great Latin music with mobile phone operators and off-deck mobile content portals in the U.S., Mexico, and Latin America."

Agave was expected to announce new mobile partners shortly. Online download sales of Latin music have lagged behind the industry overall, with digital albums comprising just 2.2% of U.S. Latin album sales in the first half of 2008, according to Nielsen SoundScan. For overall album sales in the U.S., the figure was 15.4%.