There's an interesting report from Gartner, the respected media analysis company, saying that we are approaching a time when the CD will die out as a mainstream delivery option for music.
The format had seen sales rise as audiences attempted to avoid digital rights management (DRM) software, that prevented them from making multiple copies of downloaded data.
However, the rise of sites offering DRM free music, including Amazon, means that this is becoming less of an issue.
Might we see the CD as a promotional tool, published only on demand?
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