The demand for CD's have been declining for years now, maybe the time for CD's is over? And the digital download of music will be to only option...
I have heard rumours they are stopping the manufacture of music CDs.
You are joking?! CD's are pretty much the last thing keeping audiophiles alive, vinyl has become a relic of the past now.
Many purists actually prefer vinyl over CD. Also Even though vinyl is not outselling CD's there is an increase in vinyl sales (as compared to the noticeable decrease in CD's sales). Vinyl caters to a specific niche market and because vinyl is generally released in limited quantities there is more of a collector value to it. So even after CD's become obsolete, vinyl will still continue to appeal to a specific niche market.
I've also heard similar rumors, but I genuinely hope that it's not true (and I doubt that it's fully true). I would much rather buy a CD than an iTunes or Amazon download, even if it costs a little extra.
I prefer to have a physical CD, which I can listen to directly or copy to whatever other means I have of listening to music.
I also like the printed information and pictures that come with a CD.
Also, most of my CDs are now bought at concerts of the respective performers. How will musicians sell their music at concerts if there are no CDs?
I too rather have the physical cd in my possession, that way I can have the original music and the cover art that goes with the recording.
This is pretty much my reasoning, too.
I love looking at liner notes, and it's much easier to transfer music from CDs onto multiple devices and computers. Besides, if I don't like a CD then I can sell it later- can't say the same for Mp3s.
Given the number of computers that don't even have a CD drive I suspect they will go to a download code or flash drive.
I do however believe that within the next decade or so, download speeds across the entire world will reach a tipping point allowing higher quality music to be downloaded from sources such as iTunes. Leaving us with only problem... Having that physical possession in our hands.
I agree with WriteAngled I have collections of CD's, all favorite bands. The only problem I've been running into is playing them on the computer. I get 'warnings' about infringement or no play I'm like, what!!?? it's the retarded updates can't differentiate with bought CD vs download, I'm guessing.
I think there will always be a market for an uncompressed, hard copy format such as CD's. I think there are enough audiophiles out there that would create a big-enough demand for them.
At least I hope so!
Although I find digital download easier and more convenient, I like the feeling of having an actually copy of a CD. Having something physical to hold onto is nicer then just have files on a computer. You can hold those files and show them off to people.
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