"C'mon guys, these are businesses."
A-yup. And that's why today they hardly matter.
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Steven Smolian
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Folk Music in America
The CD reduced the costs of operating a radio station considerably. The drive to CD on classical radio was convenience. As with why libraries also ditched their records, minor scratches didn't' t happen as often, equipment maintenance was much reduced including cleaning records, dealing with needles and the whole record-playing ceremony. CD content could be sent to and accessed from servers. Cataloging came with them. Engineering became simplified as did program administration- no one had to time records anymore. If a server was sued, no refilling was necessary. C'mon guys, these are businesses.