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Old 12-14-11, 01:53 PM
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No More CD Sales in the US in 2012 ?

I heard this from a good source that all of the major chains in the US will liquidate the cd market sometime in 2012. Anyone have any details on this?
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Re: No More CD Sales in the US in 2012 ?

"A good source" you say? Sounds totally reliable. Honestly, I don't see this happening for at least a few more years. I see CDs gradually becoming a niche product, but I doubt they'll disappear completely anytime soon.
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The day they stop selling cds is the day I stop paying for music.
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Re: No More CD Sales in the US in 2012 ?

I love how one opinion blog post has been passed around so much that it's now being bandied about as fact.
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Re: No More CD Sales in the US in 2012 ?

Originally Posted by cdollaz View Post
The day they stop selling cds is the day I stop paying for music.
I agree. That's why I was shocked when I heard this.
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Re: No More CD Sales in the US in 2012 ?

Is this a monthly topic now...?
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Does your source have any word on Gold futures?
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Re: No More CD Sales in the US in 2012 ?

I can attest to the OP's source being accurate, since I have it from a different, although surely just as reliable, source, that the world will end next year, so it would make sense that there won't be a CD market in the US (or anywhere else) after that.
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Originally Posted by wendersfan View Post
I can attest to the OP's source being accurate, since I have it from a different, although surely just as reliable, source, that the world will end next year, so it would make sense that there won't be a CD market in the US (or anywhere else) after that.
well now wait, the world can't end til I see the film version of 'The Hobbit'
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Re: No More CD Sales in the US in 2012 ?

I can't imagine the big retail stores are making that much money from CD sales. Anyone have any figures?
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Re: No More CD Sales in the US in 2012 ?

Dupe thread: CD-format to be abandoned by the major labels by the end of 2012.
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I work in the industry, and this is complete BS as far as I know. Have yet to hear anything from any major sources I do know to back up this unfounded rumor. CD's aren't going away any time soon. People have been ringing their death bell for years, and they're still here.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt View Post
I can't imagine the big retail stores are making that much money from CD sales. Anyone have any figures?

They are meant to bring people into the store
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They are meant to bring people into the store
It's quite a bit of shelf space devoted to just bringing people into the store.
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CDs will be around until the 5 inch disc is abandoned for all forms of disc drives.
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Re: No More CD Sales in the US in 2012 ?

As long as I can download CD quality audio from services like Amazon and iTunes I don't care if CD's go. Note: 256kbps is not CD quality.
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Re: No More CD Sales in the US in 2012 ?

Originally Posted by bunkaroo View Post
As long as I can download CD quality audio from services like Amazon and iTunes I don't care if CD's go. Note: 256kbps is not CD quality.
And this is the the exact reason why I keep buying CD's - sadly, I don't think this will ever happen though - not unless a new file type is introduced.

Guess we're all created different - I can hear such a big difference with the quality of a CD - and it's NOT a case of being picky....The sound difference for me is just too obvious. If we ever do get this quality from downloadable files.....then I will more than likely make the switch for good.
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Re: No More CD Sales in the US in 2012 ?

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Re: No More CD Sales in the US in 2012 ?

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And this is the the exact reason why I keep buying CD's - sadly, I don't think this will ever happen though - not unless a new file type is introduced.

Guess we're all created different - I can hear such a big difference with the quality of a CD - and it's NOT a case of being picky....The sound difference for me is just too obvious. If we ever do get this quality from downloadable files.....then I will more than likely make the switch for good.
I will say this - I've been ripping CD's at 320 into iTunes for use in the car and I did some "loud" comparisons between CD and the 320 file and I was satisfied with the 320. I'm hoping digital services at least bump up to this quality.
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Re: No More CD Sales in the US in 2012 ?

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I will say this - I've been ripping CD's at 320 into iTunes for use in the car and I did some "loud" comparisons between CD and the 320 file and I was satisfied with the 320. I'm hoping digital services at least bump up to this quality.
I have to and was definitely pleased with the quality - I'm really hoping they do implement it.
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Re: No More CD Sales in the US in 2012 ?

The Mayans told me that the sales of CDs would end in 2012.
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Re: No More CD Sales in the US in 2012 ?

Someone should tell Coldplay.
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Someone should tell Coldplay.
Hate to tell you but one band selling a decent number of CDs is not going to sustain an industry.
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Re: No More CD Sales in the US in 2012 ?

I personally can't hear a difference between a high quality mp3 (320) and lossless. I would love to see how many people that claim they can pick it out in a hearing test. I'm more disgusted with audio clipping remastering than mp3s.
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Re: No More CD Sales in the US in 2012 ?

I've been doing 320 AAC since I got an IPod in 2004. I don't know that I would pay to upgrade what I bought on iTunes to go from 256 to 320 like I did with 128 to 256. Anyways this has been mentioned before but isn't 256 AAC = 320 MP3?

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