Over the 2000s, many music listeners heard witty rhymes and personable love songs through radio and CDs - because who still listens to cassette tapes? Music buyers were in awe to knowing the revealing album sales knowing artist like female rappers Nicki Minaj, Cardi B and today's latest acts.
Distributors and retailers such as Target and Best Buy opened many mornings welcomed by crowds of fans. This year, we face digital reality as major retailer, Best Buy, has announced their discontinuation of CD's.
According to Pitchfork, Best Buy stores will continue to sell vinyl records in honor of existing agreements. Vinyl sales have decline just as compact discs sales. With our technology of multi-tasking phones, tablets and entertainment allowing the world to virtually at our fingertips, music listeners are choosing digital like iTunes for their preferred method of listening.
The feedback of Best Buy's decision breeds mixed emotions as a music listener. Compact discs have a swag the new digital age can not replace - unless you click the 'repeat' button.
Best Buy has reportedly seen a decline in album sales, but could it be that the music industry is dry? There doesn't seem to be many new artists premiering because they're all seeming to look and sound alike. There's no real emotion - everything is so scripted!
The major digital technology retailer would consider compact discs distribution if the vendor, label or artist accepts the responsibility of the inventory risk.
Between self-checkout and teleprompters becoming popular, it leaves very little promotion for employees career growth. Could this be the beginning of Best Buy downsizing?
Target stores are foreseeing the Best Buy route within the near future. Would Target's music sales decrease?