Best Buy will stop selling music CDs on July 1

Started by Trackz, Feb 2, 2018, in Music Add to Reading List

  1. Trackz
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    Bad news for fans who still like picking up physical copies of albums. Come July 1st, Best Buy will not sell anymore CDs, Billboard reports.

    This news follows a steady decrease in revenue for the store and its peers due to people buying music less and less in general the rapid rise of streaming in the past few years. Sources suggest that CDs only make the company approximately $40 million annually. Best Buys around the country will continue to offer vinyls for the time being.


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    dawn of an era
     
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    Target Stores are also rumored to follow this as well.
     
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    End of an era d--- this s--- is sad
     
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    d--- this was part of my childhood
     
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    d--- this really happening :mjcry:

    Bought Yeezus on cd from Best Buy :kdotcry:
     
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    RIP. Not really into paying for streams or downloads.
     
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    I'm glad I got back into TIDAL. I haven't been buying CDs as much lately.

    I don't know about you guys, but I do like to buy other types of merch when a project drops. I like buying T-Shirts/Hoodies of the album/project I'm supporting.
     
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    Literally the only other place I buy cd's >:emoji_neutral_face:
     
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    This is 2018 we doing digital now it's about time they got rid of that ancient technology
     
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    Trash store anyway and wayyyyy overpriced

    I rather have a physical copy of an album, but I collect Vinyl more than cd's these days though
     
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    Feb 2, 2018
    Surprised it lasted this long honestly. I remember back when I was in middle school: high school I’d go to target to get cds and guess what I saw. Other people buying cds. Now the cd section is ghost.

    Tidal, spotify and whatever else has put a huge dent on physical releases.
     
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    Here’s some bad news for fans who still like picking up physical copies of albums. Come July 1st, Best Buy will not sell anymore CDs, Billboard reports.

    This news follows a steady decrease in revenue for the store and its peers due to people buying music less and less in general and the rapid rise of streaming in the past few years. Sources suggest that CDs only make the company approximately $40 million annually. Best Buys around the country will continue to offer vinyls for the time being as sales for records have been on the rise past 3-4 years.

    It has also been reported that Target will follow suit and refrain from selling CDs in the near future if their consignment offer is not met. In layman’s terms, Target are currently made to pay for any goods shipped and not sold within 60 days of labels sending them out. Consignment would mean that labels take that risk now.

    Perhaps this is the beginning of the end for CDs. Stay tuned for more updates.
     
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    f--- cds
     
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    Ricky Stop Being Greasy

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    Imagine saying that.
     
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    I made this thread already bro.
     
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    Unless i'm mistaken, my biggest issue with streaming is being forced to have an internet connection to play the music from your library. I know TIDAL has the feature, but can you make the music you stream available on your device with Spotify and Apple Music?
     
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    I don't miss them being as fragile as a new iphone
     
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    Spotify and Google Play def have this option. This was my biggest issue with streaming as well.
     
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    My search option sucks, sorry!
     
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