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View Poll Results: Will CDs be the last physical form of music media?
Yes 16 61.54%
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:07 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I know that with some vinyl copies, there will be download codes you can download the same album you just bought for your mp3 player when you're on the go, which I think is a really smart idea. I can definitely see vinyl outlasting CD's, I mean hell it's been around in one form or another for over a century. Bands will still continue to record and put out CD's, but I think they will become harder and harder to find as retail stores slowly start to phase out their collection, and if you want to buy a CD you'll either need to do so online, or at a live show, much like how it is now. I can definitely see some potential for USB devices, especially when they start to become common place in cars, although seeing as how aux ports are still pretty new, I doubt this will happen within the next decade.
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:32 PM   #22 (permalink)
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in the future music will come out from your thought the digtal chip in your body will let u scan from your eye digtal files and drag and drop them into the world ..so if u like u can share with other people or listen to it out in the open if u want
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:35 PM   #23 (permalink)
 
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in the future music will come out from your thought the digtal chip in your body will let u scan from your eye digtal files and drag and drop them into the world ..so if u like u can share with other people or listen to it out in the open if u want
Really, is this for definite?
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:45 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Really, is this for definite?
but before u can share your music with other people they have to pay $1.29 due to the chip being made by apple and them raping us LOL
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:15 PM   #25 (permalink)
 
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The day they integrate human thoughts and data bits will be the day the world implodes in on itself.
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:28 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I can see the USB stick being something used more regularly within the next decade if they are marketed right and especially if the price of getting them in bulk goes down. Still, they can be very tricky to have around if one's not careful. One will have to get together a storage unit for a USB collection that will appeal to the music listener to solve a little bit of the collecting problem, one style for the home and another for the car. I feel it's more in use with the underground music community with some Mainstream releases hare and there, but there are advantages. At the very least, they should be a precursor to what will happen next for those who like to have some physical form for their music - who knows what will happen long after we're gone.

(Silly Trivia Note: I think there was an Indie company that released music on Floppy Disc. If someone would have made it trendy way back in the beginning days of computers, it would have been neat for a while!)

The CDs are more like Cassettes and 8-Track Tapes now - there are those who don't care to really upgrade now or stuck with a low speed internet that makes downloading a pain. Instead of having to deal with a munched tape, it's a scratched disc, but still with better sound than the Cass' boxed up fidelity. (Damn, the 8-Track was a great idea, but...). There's still a lot of Underground bands unleashing them (Empty CD-rs in bulk are very affordable, too), and that's what will keep it going for at least the next couple of generations in my view. I can see the mainstream weeding them out quicker, though.

Vinyl will be around for a while, but I can't seriously see it making that big of a comeback, although it will have a cult following. Every College area possibly has that Indie record store with regular customers who have to have their "College Indie Music LP/7' Single" kick fed. It's kind of special and still pretty damn cool. It's a tradition that should be around for a little while at least. As long there's great music pressed on the format, there will be an audience.


Another small bit of silly trivia...
Philco tried to introduce Mini-Singles that were like records or more like glorified sheets with sound (I have to more research on that). The Hip-Pocket Record players were one of those inventions that were cute until you played it in the car on a bumpy road with the mini-player in the seat next to you. You could get the discs in a way that could get candy. They were a very short-lived idea, from '68-'69. Nice try, but still FAIL...although not a mega-fail: they did pre-date the Red Box thing when all's said.

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Old 07-25-2012, 03:59 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Vinyl will survive CD. My understanding is that it's doing well amongst audiophiles and general collectors, whereas nobody really appreciates the CD.
500,000 cultural elitists will attempt to prop up sales by condescending people who buy efficient forms of music. You heard it here first.
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:08 PM   #28 (permalink)
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You guys don't think the CD will be able to maintain a following? I always thought that as the most versatile physical music format to date, it would hold a following fairly easily.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:46 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I HOPE CD's are the last physical form of music. Time for the world to move on!
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:49 PM   #30 (permalink)
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yeah I guess CD will be the last physical form of music, there is a huge movement when it comes to technology! I wish there we can keep it like the vinyl does
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