I've read several recent articles stating that the music corporations will stop cd production by the end of this coming year (2012). I hope that whoever created the garbage format known as MP3 either has, or will die an ugly death for his role in destroying music and it's reproduction. And the arrogant, elitist Apple minions nailed the coffin down with the creation of the iPod. Music has always been a major aspect in my life. I own over 4000 cd's and it took me many, many years, tremendous effort and cost to reach a point where I had a truly quality audio system to reproduce it in all it's majesty and wonder. And now, within a year, I will have no way to even listen to new releases from artists that I love?
Currently,a quick check of Amazon, or any other major music purveyor, shows that either a cd or a sonically worthless MP3 version are available. That's it. Occasional high rez recordings of new material are available from HD Tracks, but only very mainstream stuff and at $20.00 or more a pop. So let's say a new Springsteen release, or U2, or Tori Amos, or anyone comes out after the end of 2012. Since there will be no cd's available, there simply is no way to purchase an accurate, quality recording of the music? It sound unbelievable, but it's apparently going to happen.
So whatever music I have in hand by the end of next year is it, forever? How did we come to such a place? Unbelievable.