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BPI (British Phonographic Industry) report today reveals that around 50% of music sales in UK are still from CDs (rather than downloads).

 

Official: British music punter still loves plastic

 

Eloise

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...in my opinion / experience...

While I agree "Everything may matter" working out what actually affects the sound is a trickier thing.

And I agree "Trust your ears" but equally don't allow them to fool you - trust them with a bit of skepticism.

keep your mind open... But mind your brain doesn't fall out.

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Here's a Billboard article that breaks it down for 2013:

 

Digital Music Sales Decrease For First Time in 2013 | Billboard

 

This bit is probably the most applicable to this thread:

 

"[V]inyl is now 2% of album sales in the U.S; digital albums comprise 40.6% and the CD is 57.2% and cassettes and DVDs 0.2%."

 

Edit: That breakdown doesn't include single-track sales, but I'm figuring it's best not to go in the apples-and-oranges direction.

 

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If "cassettes and DVDs" are 0.2% of the total album unit sales of 289,400,000 units, doesn't that mean people purchased 578,800 "cassettes and DVDs" in 2013? Someone please check my math :~)

 

If so, I'd love to know how many cassettes are in that 578,800. I believe this only counts new items purchase, not used items. Are cassettes still manufactured?

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Are cassettes still manufactured?

 

It appears you can still buy blank cassettes, e.g., here:

 

Audio Cassette Tapes

 

… but it looks like prerecorded cassettes are very thin on the ground. In my googling, the only prerecorded cassettes I found were used.

 

--David

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BPI (British Phonographic Industry) report today reveals that around 50% of music sales in UK are still from CDs (rather than downloads).

 

Official: British music punter still loves plastic

 

Eloise

 

I believe everything is about the "physical" possession, the same happens to me.

 

The sad is about the World Pornographic Industry, where their revenues are more than three times the recording industry.

 

 

World Pornographic Industry.jpg

 

(I got this because of my very bad English typing in Google)

 

Roch

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The sad is about the World Pornographic Industry, where their revenues are more than three times the recording industry.

 

I wonder if there is a 'Computer Pornophile' forum out there somewhere ?

 

Why, right now they could be reviewing and discussing 1080xxx video resolution, DIY Smell-O-Vision projects, and endless debates on "Tits vs. Ass" :)

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Well instead of writing this stuff out, have a read Digital Music Sales Decrease For First Time in 2013 | Billboard I found these highlights interesting;

 

Overall for the full year 2013, digital track sales fell 5.7% from 1.34 billion units to 1.26 billion units while digital album sales fell 0.1% to 117.6 million units from the previous year’s total of 117.7 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

 

The CD declined 14.5% to 165.4 million units, down from 193.4 million in the prior year, while vinyl continued its ascension rising to 6 million units from the 4.55 million the format tallied in 2012

The Truth Is Out There

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