This was predicted as early as 2019.
I’m honestly surprised it took this long.
If I buy enough second hand CDs off eBay, maybe they will catch up!
Secondhand sales aren’t factored into those statistics. That’s why Garth Brooks went on his famous tirade in 1993.
I missed that tirade!
I’m a bit surprised that it took this long too… my local Walmart has long had a much larger selection of vinyl than CDs
I mentioned it in a previous thread. @chaban filled in more details I wasn’t privy to until that point:
I’m told that Vinyl is the thing these days…
Wrt vinyl, maybe the digital download vendors should up the bitrate and reduce their prices!
Aside from artist-centric platforms like Bandcamp or specialty sites there are very few actual download stores left, the big money has moved on to streaming (for better or worse).
Yes, subscription business models are great for the business…and the share price. Doesn’t mean I have to like it!