The music industry as a whole are merely reaping what they've sown. The
artists and the consumers are the ones hurt in the end.
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Tom Fine
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 5:10 PM
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] SACD fans -- some discounts
Amazon has some very aggressive pricing right now on some SACD titles.
Especially some the BMG/RCA
titles. Big in-general classical sale right now, too. Wonder if this is
clearing out classical
overstock that can't be sold in now-closed Tower stores. Good buying
opportunity as some titles may
go out of print.
-- Tom Fine
PS -- cannot post here due to copyrights but interesting story last week in
Wall St. Journal about
how 1/4+ of CD sales now through big-box stores and those retailers demands
for quick turnover
hampers any attempts at variety. Then CD sales keep slumping due to
overpriced and boring product,
and it becomes self-perpetuating as Best Buy and Wal-Mart are reportedly
cutting floor space for
CD's. Not a good time to be in the music biz.