The other day someone said to me that "CDs are going extinct". Which is partially true, because they're beginning to make cars without CD players and stuff. But that got me thinking... Will bands eventually stop making CDs?? That makes me sad because how will we get FLAC... In the Fratellis' most recent album, they only distributed CDs with their vinyl records. *But* on their website they have CD quality FLAC downloads (for purchase). I wonder if bands will start doing that (but having the physical CD is super cool though. With like the booklet and all that).
YKYAAW you're worried bands will stop making CDs and you don't get your 44.1 HZ FLAC.
Not anytime soon - probably not until a decade or three from now. Many bands and record labels are flocking to lossless digital music stores like Bandcamp and HDtracks, giving the market even wider selection. (Though I wish they would be more clear about which master was used.)