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    Solong CDs

    Don't worry about those devious CD CP schemes, CDs are going the way of vinyl and cassettes. They can use the record stores for CD recycling centers.


    http://money.guardian.co.uk/business...649419,00.html

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    I still like buying physical CDs, usually through Amazon.com . . . it's not surprising that iTunes could outsell cd distributors like Borders though, as Borders likes to overprice Interesting article though, it will be interesting to see where this technology leads us . . .
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
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    The CD I've been working on all year has finally gone to the factory and should be available to the larger universe in a couple of weeks. Has all my effort been in vain?

    I guess I should be looking into getting my music on iTunes. Has anybody tried to do this?
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    I don't think your effort has been in vain; I'm sure there will still be many people wanting to buy a cd rather than a download. Still, selling a piece of music via downloading seems like much less (and cheaper) distribution work, so it may be an opportunity worth looking into . . . I Googled for info about getting music on iTunes, and it seems they do have an online application you have to fill out first:

    http://www.apple.com/itunes/musicmarketing/

    It may be worth pursuing . . . it could get an artist's music seen and heard by more people.
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
    My MP3s | My Melody Generator | my album
    "serious music" ... as if the rest of us are just kidding

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    I still like to get physical CDs. Well, that's 'cause I like to get SACD's which I don't think are downloadable.
    Actually, that depends. Are iTunes MP3 or what format? CD's are of higher quality than MP3 and I hear a difference, not nessesairly a bad one, when I convert my CDs to MP3.

    Interesting article.
    -Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by cptexas
    I still like to get physical CDs. Well, that's 'cause I like to get SACD's which I don't think are downloadable.
    Actually, that depends. Are iTunes MP3 or what format? CD's are of higher quality than MP3 and I hear a difference, not nessesairly a bad one, when I convert my CDs to MP3.

    Interesting article.
    -Chris
    Probably mp3, since there are mp3 players available everywhere. Quality will be less that CD. Most untrained ears won't notice or won't care.

    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHannifin
    I don't think your effort has been in vain; I'm sure there will still be many people wanting to buy a cd rather than a download. Still, selling a piece of music via downloading seems like much less (and cheaper) distribution work, so it may be an opportunity worth looking into . . . I Googled for info about getting music on iTunes, and it seems they do have an online application you have to fill out first:

    http://www.apple.com/itunes/musicmarketing/

    It may be worth pursuing . . . it could get an artist's music seen and heard by more people.
    I followed the link, and it looks interesting. I will check it out in detail later.

    Richard

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    This is exactly what I've been looking for. Thanks for the link Sean and the post fastlane!
    As far as I'm concerned, anyway you can get your music out to the masses is in your best interest! I also feel CD's will not be totally replace however I have seen a prototype car radio that plays off of flash cards / quick drives. No working mechanisms just plug and play.
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    This is the sort of thing I have a big interest in. But I have quite strong reservations about the amount of interest in the music that I write. I still have not checked out the details.

    Richard

    I just checked this out, might give an idea of the trends. This is from the Sibelius site.

    http://sibeliusmusic.classical.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by danpowers
    I guess I should be looking into getting my music on iTunes. Has anybody tried to do this?
    Yes. It's not easy.

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