I recently went into a couple of HMVs in the City of London and was gobsmacked. Where the F have all the CDs gone? They used to fill the majority of the store, now they are resigned to a back corner with the rest of the store full of DVDs and games.
Is this a sign of things to come?
I still want to buy CDs as they give much better sound quality (and yes I can tell the difference) than downloads. I also see them as a much superior product to downloads as you:
a)Get in on a physical media to do what you like with
b)Better sound quality
c)Get all the artwork / booklet etc
d)Doesn't come with DRM and the issues that go with protection
e)Cheaper than downloads (I always want the whole album)
Anyway, anybody got any words of wisdom about this? Are we doomed to another perfectly good music media being phased out?