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Old 11-17-2010, 08:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Decline of cd sales

In recent months, I've read articles on decline of record sales. Can this mean the end of pre-recorded cds? Although the recent decline in cd sales, they're individuals that are still buying pre-recorded cds. Even though the download is taken over the convient way that music is obtained. I've noticed in the last year that 'big box stores', such as Wal-mart and Target, has had their cd isle shrunken. If I want a particular cd, I'll have to order online or download. Even online sites, such as amazon.co and cduniverse.com has redirected me to check their mp3 store, as the particular cd isn't available or out of print. It seems that even these web sites are pushing for the mp3 downloads. Either change with the times or go without. In past generarions, we've seen the lost of Lps, 45s, Reel-to-reels, cassette and 8-track tapes, and now it looks like the CD is heading in the same direction. It all depends on the general public.
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What's a pre-recorded cd? Is that different from a regular CD somehow?

And yeah, kind of old news.
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Eh, I'm sure there are enough sold for them still to be made in general.
I'm sure there would be a huge uproar as well if they were to just stop being made.
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What's a pre-recorded cd? Is that different from a regular CD somehow?
I think he means as opposed to a burned or burnable CD.
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I think he means as opposed to a burned or burnable CD.
Gotcha, I was also unclear about that.

Personally, I'm ready for CDs to go extinct. Give me the convenience of digital and focus more energy on the physical format of vinyl, none of this wishy-washy in between stuff.



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Old 11-17-2010, 08:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I want to start a vinyl collection oh-so badly. I go to Goodwill a couple times a month and that have really obscure, and sometimes rare, records there for like 79 cents each. I could start a helluvah blog.
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I would love to have my entire CD collection on vinyl, but I'm not about to start replacing it - no way in hell.

Therefore, I'd prefer if CDs didn't go extinct. But sadly, it will happen one day.

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I prefer CDs to digital, but most of my stuff is mp3s. Why? It's a lot easier to obtain, especially if you're broke like myself.

But if I really like a band, I'll buy their CDs.
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Old 11-19-2010, 08:38 AM   #9 (permalink)
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The death most of the great Indie stores (dating as far as a decade ago), the rise of the internet, the Mainstream getting sick of albums that only contain about three repeatable tracks, and even the world of DVD saw to it that music CD sales crumbled down quick. It was a fine warm up for the digital music world, though, as far as keeping the music available in one format or another, and while it will still be around for quite a while in my opinion, it's mainly going to be with genres that have a strong standing fan base ranging from Underground Metal to the most mainstream of Country (Always proven to have fans who stand by their performers) while the Pop world will move onto the Internet for it's quick-fix scene.

I can see both The CD and the vinyl living good lives with music fans who need to have the physical work of art in their hands.

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Old 11-19-2010, 10:07 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Well the sell of vinyl has actually risen in the last years. I thought that was interesting.
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