CD sales increase in the US - 2023

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by Retro Music Man, Dec 24, 2023.

  1. Kingsley Fats

    Kingsley Fats Forum Resident

    I believe that it has been in the Taylor Swift direction. 1 in every 15 (7%) LP sold
     
  2. CD_Scott

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    Just a reminder that if CDs are your preferred format, it's important that you make an effort to buy new copies whenever possible! It's the only way CDs will continue to survive in the future. I only buy used CDs if the title is out of print.
     
  3. Retro Music Man

    Retro Music Man Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Good point. For people who like dynamic mastering, I've noticed that Warner Records have a lot of their older '80s and '90s masters still in print - especially in Europe.
     
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  4. Ital Galore

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  5. Retro Music Man

    Retro Music Man Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Interesting article, thanks for sharing.

    So ironic that major labels essentially did the same thing with vinyl in the late '80s. In an attempt to hasten its demise, they reduced the quality of pressings and added bonus tracks to the CD & tape versions of an album. Now, in a complete 180, there's vinyl / streaming exclusive tracks on albums and CDs come in crappy cardboard packaging! Oh, and the mastering sucks.
     
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  6. Sarge72

    Sarge72 Well-Known Member

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    what’s the going price on most CDs at PREX? Up by me at Factory Records in Dover they were all $3 a pop for a couple years… guy got greedy And now most are $5-$8 at that price it’s easier/cheaper to go Discogs.
     
  7. DME1061

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    In the general used section its anywhere from $1.99 -$4.99....and some that they haven't moved in a while are marked down to $1.00. The turnover happens so much there that I end up trying to go once a week to see what new stock they have in.
     
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  8. mikedifr0923

    mikedifr0923 Forum Resident

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    Until I get a new car, CD is the only way to listen to music while I drive. My touchscreen is dead so can’t switch to phone input or radio

    usually I focus my CD buying on SACds and box sets but have found myself buying a lot more recently. Also getting close to filling up my vinyl cubes so anything that I think will be mostly car listening I just buy the CD
     
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  9. Kingsley Fats

    Kingsley Fats Forum Resident

    I have the same problem with my car, though I can still access the radio although I seldom use it.
    Those touchscreens are good when they work but ....
     
  10. TONY MAGS

    TONY MAGS Active Member

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    i like vinyl
    but i love the compact disc
     
  11. TONY MAGS

    TONY MAGS Active Member

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    i just picked up this player love it
    paid only $300
     

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