It’s all part of the progression. Vinyl albums were replaced by the compact disc which is about to be replaced by the digital music download. In other words, retailers are now devoting less space to the promotion and sale of the compact disc in their outlets. Managers of various stores that sell CDs report that they are consistently selling fewer compact discs every year.
In the year 2002, compact discs comprised 90 percent of all purchased music while digital downloads only made up 1 percent of the total sales. Skip forward 5 years to 2007 and the figures change quite a bit. Purchased music was 83 percent of total sales but digital downloads claimed an increase up to 11.2 percent of total sales. It’s all part of the progression…