Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by aakko, Nov 9, 2018.
Will they start releasing something from this century or cease to exist?
Cease to exist
Where are we going?
Going to die.
I feel like like I’m fixin’ to die. And take the audiophile labels with me to the next world.
They’ll just continue to release classical music, as always.
I'm struggling with the idea that there won't always be at least some who care about sound quality.
They will probably soldier on releasing more current music and classics. High quality music reproduction will be more and more a niche market for the very well-heeled.
Plebes will listen to rented, low bitrate, compressed, streaming, Bluetooth signals and love it! “Please sir, may I have another?”
And the second-hand market will take a nose-dive. Can’t wait!!
Well for one thing we won't care.
And you think only Boomers are buying audiophile releases? You must be spinnin' a Crosley....
Cease to exist.
I wonder what the market is for classical music for people under 40 these days. Outside of, say, music theory students.
they'll only make music for movies and video games.
the streaming stations will be bombarded with advertising and people will stop renewing their accounts and the only place you'll hear music played by people will be in nostalgia bars with clones in white space suits singing to backing tracks from video games. i would lol, but ....
Sell stuff to baby boomer holograms.
The boomers raped the world and used up everything. When they are gone, the rest of us will folow shortly
You can’t predict the future. What if people in China, a country that recently became the worlds largest movie market, suddenly decide that high quality sound systems are worth owning?
There are now over 50,000 cinema screens in China, exceeding the number in the US. Just ten years ago, there were less than 5000 screens and the consensus was that Chinese preferred to watch pirated films for free on their laptops.
Think about that - in just ten years. To put it in Forum language, it’s between the time Paul released Memory Almost Full and the time he released Egypt Station. Things change, often in ways people cannot predict, and often in the blink of an eye.
Hopefully they'll start releasing modern albums with full dynamic range and intact peaks. Mobile Fidelity started out issuing contemporary albums, now they're stuck in the same swamp of 40 year old crap everyone else keeps releasing. No wonder they're moving to the One-Step idea.
That would make a great name for an audiophile label.
I'll continue to buy their records once half the forum is dead.
We all fade into oblivion eventually. Today's musicians will join the eternal collection of predecessors that came before...many thousands of who never had the technology to record their efforts for future generations to appreciate.
I need an audiophile remastering of the Kanye catalog. Hopefully one of these labels does that at some point.
I think that is a great point. As things are I think they cease to exist. And if they do somehow continue on, the market is going to be saturated with Beatles, Rolling Stones, and other classic albums. So if they somehow do manage to continue on they will have to release other material. But if I could predict the future I would probably have a much nicer stereo system so we it will be interesting to see how it goes.
Boomers stopped being born in 64...... Gen X starts in 65, the year I was born, and a lot of us are die hards too. Surely there is a demographic of people born up to 73 that feel the same, though the boomers surely outnumber us.....Then there are the newbies.....
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