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WAM January 7-8 Is The CD Dead

Soundscan and Neilsen and all manner of musical retail surveys say “album” sales are up, but compact disc sales are down - you get your music electronically from your computer, as downloads. But then it goes on an MP3 player and through little ear buds … the quality is just not the same.

Will we as consumers accept the poor quality downloads or will we demand sonic fidelity? And if so, will the music be delivered on a compact disc? Is the cd dead?

Robert Buck is the manager for the Newfoundland office of Music Manufacturing Services and John Gushue keeps track of all the modern internet and technical advances.

I gathered them in the studio to talk about the future of compact discs.

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