Most music thse days is available for free download if you know where to look. I suspect that is by far the biggest factor in the decline of digital music sales, rather than some objective change in the quality of music or in young people's appreciation of music.
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Tom Fine
Sent: Monday, January 24, 2011 5:53 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Interesting discussion topic for a Monday
I still think that if better new music, in general, was being offered for sale and better marketing
was being done to sell it to younger folks, and there was more education about the benefits of own
hard copies of music (liner notes, better sound quality, etc), it might help. It might not, though,
since you have a generation of what used to be prime music buyers who look on music as background
noise, have stronger affiliation with video games than music albums and are trained to view record
companies as hostile entities who sue their customers.