Sunday, August 22, 2010

Is the Death of the CD Looming? [Article]

On my way out East to see Crystal Castles (Baltimore) and Scissor Sisters (DC), so I'll leave you with this article until I can get some reviews up. Not sure if I can update here while I'm on the road, but I will be Twittering.

Is the death of the CD looming? -
By Lisa Respers
France, CNN July 20, 2010 4:40 p.m. EDT


If you think the musical compact disc is dying or dead, you're probably younger than it is. 'Show me a teenager buying a Susan Boyle album on CD and I'll show you someone buying a gift for their grandparent -- for Christmas,' jokes Billboard senior chart manager and analyst Keith Caulfield. 'There is definitely an age component to the consumption of music.'

As the music industry as a whole struggles in a down economy and direct download business models like iTunes flourish, the compact disc -- which was commercially introduced in 1982 -- has the appearance of going the way of vinyl."

(Continued... Is the death of the CD looming? -

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