Friday, 13 September 2002
With CD sales seriously slumping, the music industry knows they have a crisis on their hands. The blame for the slowdown in music sales has been thrown at Napster, CD-Burners, music pirates and other easy targets, but what is often overlooked is the value of the traditional 16-bit CD. AudioRevolution.com has been heralding DVD-Audio and other high-resolution music formats as the savior for the music biz for years, but the fact is that the CD is still the overwhelming format for all music sold around the world. So why have so many people stopped buying CDs? What can the music industry do today to entice people into stores to pick up an album when their neighbor burn them a copy of the latest music for the cost of a blank CD-R?