The end of CDs might be soon approaching. A news story by Side-Line has stated that major record labels are likely to let go off CDs as a distribution medium for music. Record labels are going to look at selling music more seriously than before. CDs have already been dead for a while, as far as data distribution goes – DVDs have offered larger capacities and now are widely used. CDs will be used for limited edition albums. These too might find their way on online stores such as Amazon – the largest store for CDs in the world. Side-line has tried to contact labels such as EMI, Universal and Sony, but they haven’t responded. However, those working at some of the major labels have confirmed these plans to be true.
The first of its kind
The biggest drawback of using CDs is the manufacturing, shipping and stocking CDs costs a lot of money. While businesses of retailers of CDs is likely to be hit, on the other hand, online music stores are likely to bloom. The move seems like the natural thing to do, considering majority of users listen to music on media players and PCs, and not CD players. Audio CDs were first available in 1981 and they’ve been a great success for the last three decades.