The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #153894   Message #3608646
Posted By: Rob Naylor
10-Mar-14 - 03:46 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Are CDs becoming obsolete?
Subject: RE: Tech: Are CDs becoming obsolete?
I tend to use a mixture of media.

I remember probably about 10 years ago discussing music with a younger member of my climbing club, and recommending some downloads to her. She said "you're older than my dad and he had *no idea* what a download even is".

However, I do prefer to have physical media as well as files, so will buy CDs and vinyl where I can.

All my kids have turntables...I said on here about 4 years ago that vinyl appeared to to have undergone a rennaissance amongst younger people, and that's even more evident now. Previously it was mostly Indie Rock by labels such as UnLabel, Rough Trade and some even smaller independents that was being released on vinyl. Now it's much more mainstream, with vinyl releases for some artistes even on some of the big labels....usually accompanied with a download code too.

At a gig I put on last year with an audience of about 100 we shifted £350 worth of CDs.....all traxcks also beign available to download. So not dead yet!