[LINK] Damn! That fake "CD sales fell by" number again...
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Sat Feb 14 08:37:43 EST 2004
On Fri, Feb 13, 2004 at 11:52:42PM +1100, Adam Todd wrote:
> Who in their right mind buys CD singles?
Teenagers with no patience would rather own a copy of their latest
favourite song immediately than wait (possibly months) for it to appear
on an album by that artist (or a various artists compilation) that they
might not like anyway.
Some songs are never released on an album, although I suspect they're in
Also, collectors will buy CD singles of songs even if they already own
I've bought CD singles myself a couple of times in the early 1990s.
Back then (~1992) CD singles were around $8 each. This is in contrast
to the price of 7" vinyl singles before they were phased out - either $3
or $4, depending on the label. I think the record companies were
pricing CD singles to be similar to the prices of 12" vinyl extended
singles, which were around $7.
I'm convinced that at the time the general quality of Top 40 music
diminished considerably because people couldn't buy songs for ~$3 any
more (which seemed like a fairly reasonable price to me back then) - the
market had changed.
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