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    Music Downloads Could Disappear by 3020

    Interesting article.

    http://www.whathifi.com/news/music-d...ource=20160713


    Nielsen, an American global information and measurement company, has reported that download sales in the US have fallen by 42 per cent and with the rate they’re falling, could be a thing of the past by 2020.

    Nielsen’s figures are for single-track download sales and confirm that purchases of songs have fallen 24 per cent, or 127.3 million, in the first half of 2016 (year-on-year).

    Figures also show how much track downloads have plummeted since their peak in 2012. US download sales in the first half of 2016 were 404.3 million, compared to the 2012 peak of 698 million sales.


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    I suspect this is due to streaming services such as Spotify and not a resurgence in CD sales.
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    If I am still alive in 3020 I doubt I will care anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    If I am still alive in 3020 I doubt I will care anyway
    If any of us are alive we be heavily augmented by nanotech and software I will have everything downloads already and can replay songs I heard .

    ( unless you opted for the free nanotech augmentation and had >1000 years of adds in your head and now want to kill you're self but you can't because your immortal and its agianst the contract .. )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mnyb View Post
    If any of us are alive we be heavily augmented by nanotech and software I will have everything downloads already and can replay songs I heard .

    ( unless you opted for the free nanotech augmentation and had >1000 years of adds in your head and now want to kill you're self but you can't because your immortal and its agianst the contract .. )
    To much telly ?

    All kiding aside, history has shown us that we need to be very careful with such "announcements". Some people told us that vinyl would be dead soon after the CD was born. Same goes for the cassette... If anything, CD's might be the thing of that future again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pascal Hibon View Post
    To much telly ?

    All kiding aside, history has shown us that we need to be very careful with such "announcements". Some people told us that vinyl would be dead soon after the CD was born. Same goes for the cassette... If anything, CD's might be the thing of that future again
    To much dystopian sci-fi .

    CD has it drawbacks as you have to order the stuff and wait (just like any other physical media) .

    The rub with all the dowloads you have is the naggin thing about a good backup scheme , never found a fit and forget type ogf solution to that , you old CD's are all there (until there is no CD drives anymore :/ )

    And the streaming ,well your fav service could be gone tomorrow and so all your !"saved" palylist and albums , and you don't really get what you want either sanitised radio versions or not at all .
    Some artist wont be on these services and there is always the the constant risk of censorship .

    And the idea of having a really private music collection not accounted for by big data
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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    If I am still alive in 3020 I doubt I will care anyway
    I already don't care.

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