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CD Format To Be Abandoned In 2012 By Major Labels

Discussion in 'Music' started by Sam Favate, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Brian Dobbs

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    In case anyone's interested, I recorded a show for a Podcast I'm involved with that talks about this very subject.
    Is The CD Dead?
     
  2. Thomas Newton

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    I saw something new in a Best Buy the other day: a number of $20 CD collections from Warner/Rhino. These collections include five albums on five CDs. The CDs are in paper sleeves, and the overall box is just a bit bigger than the size of a regular plastic case.
    I picked up the ones for Ray Charles and Little Feat. Looking on Amazon, I see a whole lot more of these sets. I get the impression that the UK has had these for a little while, and they are now coming to the U.S.
    I'd think this would make it more attractive for retail stores to keep selling CDs. The store gets to carry a lot more CDs in the same space while the average sale (in dollars) goes up a bit. Because the individual albums are 2x to 4x cheaper than they would be separately, the boxes should appeal to buyers on a cost-per-album as well as a selection-of-albums basis. (For $4, you don't find many albums on the iTunes Store, or even on the Amazon MP3 store where there are sometimes $5 sales.)
     
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    One reason for my purchasing music and films on physical media now is that this may be my last chance to own a copy.
     
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    An iPod without a harddrive...I'm not sure I see the point--couldn't a phone do that? I love my iPod and may go buy another one out of fear of them being discontinued. Having said that, I have everything on my iPod backed up on disc, an external drive and an off-site backup. But I have it on disc. Can't imagine not having the high quality at my disposal if I want it.
     
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    Now that we are rapidly running out of 2012, can we finally put this idiotic rumor to rest?
     
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    Just wait for 12/21/12... :D
     
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    May I mention in the store here in Munich (Beck), I mention that "rumour" and they say that IS NOT TRUE! This is for classical-
     
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    I will not buy music unless it is on a physical disc called a CD. I hate ipods and mp3 players. I will never go for this digital downloading shit. I'm old school. No cd...no music. If Duran Duran came out with a new album and it is only available in a mp3 purchase, then good luck. I can't get it. If it isn't on a cd (not a cdr) then I don't want it. New music will be dead to me and I couldn't give a shit less. I only purchase today's music on cd and record them on a blank minidisc. Minidiscs are also my passion too. It is because of these dam Ipody things that the format is dead. Thanks a lot APPLE...you assholes!
     
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    chadergeist, I disagree with your observation that Apple has killed the CD. CD is still kicking. Apple, iPods etc. *have* saved the legitimate music industry with billions of songs now sold. In fact, I often buy the lossless file of a single or two before I jump and buy the entire CD from an artist. Just like you, I prefer a physical disc. So far this year I've purchased six CDs. The most recent purchase, A State of Trance 2013, will not be released until Tuesday the 19th. The CD format isn't going to be dead as long as you and I and others like us continue to buy the product. I do admire your passion for physical media.
     
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    Go to acousticsounds.com ALL: Jazz, Blues, and Classical are nearly 100% of the time released on hybrid SACD, and 180 gram virgin vinyl...usually 45 RPM...some one sided. And most of the hybrids have a multichannel option. Sometimes a HiRez DL is included...rare though. Most people, if its necessary, put the music on the computer-it is not difficult-at the same or better bitrate than it originally had...and then it can be compressed if necessary for a portable device...so, the CD will only die in POP; Jazz, Classical, and most Blues enthusiasts get the best of everything. Rock tried...and still does. Let us pray that downloads aren't the only way to get music.
     
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    But we should be getting all our music on SACD or Blu ray audio-multichannel mixes all around!!
     
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    Maybe I was scared that it would kill the cd, because Apple and the Ipods did kill one format that I have passion for and use today and that is the minidisc format. Maybe I got them mixed up in the comment...or the cd could have been in jeopardy because of the mp3 purchases.
     
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    I wouldn't call it living in the past. I believe there are a few formats that should be IT and not come up with useless gadgets that sound like crap and do nothing for me like the Ipads and Mp3 players. I stick with minidiscs, cds, vynal records, blurays. That is all I need...those 4 formats.
     

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