Like 8-Tracks, cassettes and the vinyls that came before it, the compact disc will be meeting its end sooner than you think.
According to a new report, major labels are preparing to abandon the CD-format by the end of 2012 (if not earlier) as streaming/downloaded music has rapidly taken over the market. The idea is to make new releases available only in digital form, with CDs being released in only special, limited edition cases. We're hearing the distribution model for these remaining CD releases would probably be primarily Amazon which is already the biggest CD retailer worldwide anyhow.
But really, who didn't see this coming? Who doesn't have an iPod or the capability to hook one up to speakers, their car and otherwise. This is just getting with the times! And more so, this is a good thing for the environment. No one really buys CDs anymore, so think of all the money and resources we'd be saving.
Stepping into the 21st century. Wonder when movies will be doing the same?
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