Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

CDs on the way out?

Filed under
Misc

The Washington Post is running an article predicting the compact disc is destined to go the way of the gramophone. An Ohio based rock band is releasing their next "album" on DVD, online and vinyl only.

"It's a tip of the hat to the past and the tip of the hat to the future," said Perry Watts-Russell of Warner Bros. Records. He fully expects videos on dvd only to be a trend in the next few years as sales of compact discs continue to decline. The compact disc has been "the" media of choice since the early 80's, but Watts-Russell explains that digitization of music will now bring their reign to an end.

The Sun's album, "Blame It on the Youth," will be released Sept. 27 and will come with a DVD of music videos that will allow one to download the songs onto an MP3 player or burn them onto a CD. One member of the band states that he hasn't purchased a cd in a very long time, instead opting to "rip" his ipod or share from friends.

Watts-Russell says, "You can avoid the CD. It's on its way out. It's in no way out now, but the writing is on the wall."

More in Tux Machines

Canonical Closes SQLite Vulnerabilities in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

Canonical has published details in a security notice about a number of SQLite vulnerabilities that have been found and fixed in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS OSes. Read more

Fotoxx 15.08 Is a Free and Powerful Image Editor for Linux

Fotoxx, a free, open source Linux photo editing application that is useful both beginner and experts alike, has been upgraded to version 15.08 and is now available for download. Read more

Ubuntu MATE Projects Donates Money to Debian, MATE, and Syncthing Developers

The Ubuntu MATE project does something very admirable each month. Its makers contribute financially to other open source projects that are being used in the operating system, and that is something that doesn't happen all the often in the FOSS universe. Read more

Wine 1.7 Series Turn Two Years Old, No Sign Of Wine 1.8

Today marks two years since the start of the Wine 1.7 development series. While it's been two years of doing bi-weekly development releases, there's no sign of Wine 1.8.0 being ready for release in the near future. Read more