The future of physical music isn’t looking good. According to Billboard, consumer electronics company Best Buy will no longer carry physical CDs and Target may be following suit in the near future.
Best Buy notified music suppliers that they will cease selling CDs at stores beginning July 1. The move is sure to hurt the already declining sales of CDs as consumers are switching to streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal in large numbers. CD sales have already dropped by a sizable 18.5 percent in the past year, Billboard reports.
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38 thoughts on “Best Buy Will No Longer Sell CDs and Target May Be Next”
This is a sign that we are in a recession. Think about it, if cds are not selling, what purpose does the record labels need the artist for if they are not generating revenue? Expect more drug overdoses and car accidents and the death of artist and entertainers. DVDs and CDs where the main source of income for record labels and movie companies right? Of course. This is not good at all. There is a dark cloud over America that is about to unveal, I just hope everyone is ready for the storm.
Best Buy hasn’t sold CDs in Canada for YEARRSSS
Stop make cd
who still buy cds lol
Why are they not selling CDs anymore
Best Buy in Canada stopped selling cds 2 or so years ago.
I know this day was coming 😂😏💿
Age has nothing to do with it. I'm 54 and I quit buying CD's 10 years ago, MP3 sounds just fine to me and I have hundreds of songs on my phone. Bluetooth all the way!
Not every song is available on Apple Music or Spotify so you would be limited to a smaller library… both digital and physical are important!
NNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! WHO STILL USES CD PLAYERS?!?!? I KNOW I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE!!!!! SOMEBODY BACK ME UP!!!!!!
SEE! I KNEW! I called it several years ago. Well, I said by 2020 they'll completely phase out physical copies of cd's. This format of music literally sits on the shelves and collects dust. That means nobody ever ends up buying them. I also didn't know that it costs money to keep physical copies in stores, much less press them up. In fact, I was in Target this morning and-ahh… dead… There's barely any music there. There's a bunch of regional Mexican cd's that nobody ever buys and a ton of Michael Jackson's greatest hits. These new school artists are safe because they fans download, stream, etcetera. What about old school artists? The average older fan is simply out of the loop and they aren't necessarily on social media all like that to know what's what. The average Ginuwine fan, Keith Sweat fan, etcetera thinks they haven't released music since 1998. Just sayin'. We already know that people do not buy physical copies of cd's. Ok, fine. But, what about fans that don't even buy music, digitally? It's lookin' pretty grim, but we shall see. See, I know the business behind music so it kinda worries me. I just hope they don't close down Bay Area stores like Amoeba Records and Rasputin Records. Oh, and old school artists, I know some of y'all are too proud for this and too proud for that, but-ahh… Get ready to either do a reality t.v. show, podcast, publicity stunt or sell yo' soul because…well… never mind. You'll see…
Does that mean a liquidation sale for CDs 🤷🏿♂️🤷🏿♂️
Canada still got sunrise
i knew this would happen, soon aux cords and maybe cables will be extinct in 4-5 years from now
Yeezus: open casket for d cd. Is Kanye some sort of seer?
Thanks Marty Mcfly
What is that beat on the intro already?
I forgot the last time I bought a cd
This PAINS me to hear this. I remember growing up, CD’s were such a huge deal to me. I love to look through the booklet and see who mastered and mixed the songs, the lyrics, the artwork, even the smell of the CD!! I still buy CD’s and listening to an album for the first time while reading through the booklet is a whole other experience!
I still buy physicals frequently, I use them to break down my weed after I upload to my computer. I enjoy having the copy too much lol
I only buy Nicki Minaj CD’s. Everything else I stream
im 12 and whats a cd?
Everything is digital nowadays I'm not shocked by their move
Noooooo 😭 I still buy CD’s 😭
NO!!! Best buy was the only store with a collection as good as fye.
Y’all really collect cds wow
The time would come eventually. I got a decent collection I'll call them artifacts.
Damn! I saw this shit coming for real 😭😭 best buy use to have racks than I saw like 1 or 2 shelves 🤕 knew it
I haven’t bought a CD since Get Rich or die trying to album came out in 03’
quit buying cds when theybmade digital cheaper and added more tracks
CD's nuts in your face.
Bruh i buy my CDs at both Best Buy and Target. But hey, they won’t stop with vinyl so that’s good.
Burned CDs are way more enjoyable in the car than a phone.
so ps4 games are not a thing any more at best buy
Fuck……they always sold cds the cheapest
I still bump my CD’s in my car! Wtf is going on…