interesting I was checking out a new car and with the new Ford model of my car, the CD player is now an option and fitted in the glove box. My last car two before mine had tape.jjbomber said:There are millions of cars with CD players in, so it will be a while yet.QuestForThe13thNote said:the last study I saw was a Pwc one about CDs having 5 years left, I think about a year ago. Cd manufacturer Im talking about, due ro rhe viability of the format and declining sales and move of people just to streaming. .
The other thing is that new bands rely on sales of signed CDs after gigs to earn money. Take away the merch stall and new bands will struggle. I can see more new bands releasing EPs rather than full CDs.
but I think the thing with cd disc manufacture is that once it's demanded at such a low level that it becomes uneconomic to make it (not reaching break even point with machinery costs, material costs, distribution costs etc), it will fade out. Another consideration is computers don't need cd drives with high speed internet. And much of cd popularity in its heyday was driven by the computer world
CD players will continue to be made to satisfy the millions of discs in the market, but the question is when will the format die out. I reckon 5 years tops.