"People are going to stop buying CDs. People are going to stop selling and making them, so I am looking for different ways to get music to people, and the [app] at the moment seems to be the favorite. The app is the new model. It's very full and can also be constantly updated, so it's not a static thing. It's organic."
–Sting to Billboard on the impending doom of compact discs
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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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Our initial response to this question was a resounding "no," but we're glad to hear that that isn't the case.
After reviewing the sales figures, it was discovered that over 75% of Beyonce's 4 albums sold this past week were physical CDs, not digital copies. Of the 310,000 copies, 240,000 actual CDs were bough in stores and online.
See! People do still buy them, especially those hardcore fans!!!
Break out those Discmans! They're still goooood! LOLz!
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And to think…she lives on an allowance of only $450 a week!
According to Cliff Dane of Britain's Sunday Times Rich List, Susan Boyle is worth about $16.5 million.
Here's what Dane had to say about it:
“Unlike a lot of artists who write songs and have heavy touring commitments, most of Susan’s income has come from old-fashioned record sales, mostly CDs as opposed to downloads due to the nature of her fanbase. I estimate she is currently worth $16.5 million based on royalties and advances accumulated to date.”
We're glad to hear it, SuBo!
We're proud of you, and we wish you the best with your continued success, bb!
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And she was going so well lately, too.
Britney Spears was wearing another one of her fail-tastic ensembles while buying CDs at a Calabasas Barnes & Noble Monday afternoon.
At least each item of clothing stuck with the "cowgirl" theme.
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