Is this really true?
Is this really true?
Who really cares. It's been heading this way for a long time. I like physical CDs but I just burn all my digital stuff onto CD-Rs (which I'm sure will not stop being manufactured) so I can take them in the car. There's no other place I listen to actual CDs...at home I play everything through the computer, which runs into my stereo, and if I'm biking or walking I -like most people living in the 21st century- use an iPod.
The sleeve and liner notes are nice, but how often am I gonna pour over them?
Anyway, not to worry. Come 2021 or so, the CD Retro Revival should be due, and CDs will become the big fad again and will be praised for their "crystal clear sound" as compared to vinyl's crackles and pops, not to mention the convenience of the portability/easy storage aspect.
Just like the first time around.
Some hipster douchewad band will release their new album on CD, and it will sell, and then ALL the hipster douchewad bands will start doing it, and the record companies will push CDs like never before, and a whole bunch of classic albums will be reissued on CD, and countless groups will put their whole entire back catalogs out on CD, so you can buy them all over again.
Watch and see.
I really would be sad if cd`s went away.I really like having the sleeve art.I have an ipod too and I think they are great.I also collect vinyl.I like having the physical product in my hands.I stll have a stereo complete with cd payer a tape deck and a record player.A chain music store that we had here just closed.All now we have left is the giant chain stores that only carry the most popular crap.I`m so sad to see record stores go by the wayside.
Accept Me As I Am- Completely Unacceptable
...Back in 1985/86, I went to a very popular Indie record store in Liverpool ( "Probe"), with my Holiday pay from my factory job.....I had just bought a CD player, and had money to burn....The Owner told me that she thought Cd's would just be a fad, and she had no intention of stocking them regularly.. ( but they had a small display of a few Cds on their wall...One of them was "Meat is murder", and the price was £19.99). So, I went to another shop that had started stocking/selling more Cds, and spent about £250.00 there on new stuff, and replacing old, much-loved albums...I also went back to Probe, and informed the manager of what I had done...she then offered me the "Meat is murder" cd for £10.00.....I told her I had already bought it cheaper at the other shop.... What constantly baffles me nowadays is this:- the Big stores ( The ONLY stores within 5 -6 miles of me) are staffed by surly teens, who are more interested in ignoring customers, and the "Stock" is mainly T-shirts, and Video games and posters ( the actual MUSIC section is small, compared to the DVD/books selection...). The staff, in my experience, have absolutely NO interest in any enquiries I may have regarding a new release by a band or artist I may want to buy. I don't know if Cds will go the way of vinyl or cassettes in the long run, But I also love the "Feel" of a REAL record, and browsing the liner/sleeve notes included. I have also, for the past 2 days, been trying to "Upload" some Cds onto my computer, so that I can then transfer them to a friends new iphone thing....I haven't got a frigging clue what i am doing, and it has all been very un -successful in getting the albums onto the bloody phone so far... I suppose i should LOVE all this new fangled technology (...I used to take about 60 cassettes a night into work with me, to play on a walkman...not that I HAD that much time spare, but, I liked a change sometimes...best be prepared, eh ??/!!) And the idea of having all that music available on such a small piece of tech is awesome ( Not to mention convenient!!. I too remember Re-winding back cassettes with a pen, to save battery power...)..But I just wish I could go to a shop, and BUY an album that I really like these days.....( either on CD OR Vinyl..)get it home, pull it out of its sleeve, and take the time to LISTEN to it...I have NO IDEA how to order/download stuff from itunes/amazon/etc...I have missed a few" releases" by some favourite artists because of this, which I would have happily taken a bus to the nearest store to actually Physically purchase.But, I somehow feel that what few remaining record stores there are are not helping themselves by employing half-wits who just wanna get their wages and then go and party.....sorry about the "Rant"....hope it was of some interest to someone....
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Archangel risin' on the moon
Just to save me from this tomb
I'll cry the tears of time all day
'Til she wipes them all away
...If this was facebook Cornelius, I would click "Like" for that.....
It'll be harder to get [legal] music if the licensing isn't place for what country you live in.
I just ordered some cds from Germany. The deluxe and one album S.T.O.P which was only available to order in the UK or Germany and the new Peter Heppner. His 2008 album was never released over here.
If they stop making cds we can't just get all the mp3s we want but ordering online from ebay, discogs, etc. was always an option.
Vinyl is reviving and will I think survive, as the format of choice for those who prefer a physical medium. CDs don't stand a chance - they just don't offer anything that isn't done better by MP3s/streaming in combination with vinyl.
For me, Spotify has been revolutionary. Since I signed a gold membership about a year ago (it costs about ten quid a month), I haven't bought a single CD. I am not even certain that I've played one, other than in the car. They're simply redundant. With a proper membership, Spotify lets you play from your mobile phone, your ipad, your computer or from WLAN radio. You can also play songs offline, so you're not even dependent on an internet connection. I can't imagine a single reason why I'd prefer CDs instead. If it's a question of cover art and so on, vinyl is so much better. Collecting vinyl and subscribing to a good streaming service is the ideal combination in my opinion, the way things are now.
In all reality, that's really what is most likely going to happen.
It happened to vinyl, so why not CDs?
After all, regardless if labels decide to pull CDs, the value of anything you have will only go up in price(really depending on what you have)
I'm a fan of CDs and records, but seeing CDs go will just make me rethink about buying an album I don't have on CD format.
I just see it as a start of new collection of sorts.