June 30 Was the Last Day for CDs at Best Buy
Best Buy announced in February that they would cease selling compact discs in their stores this summer. Today, June 30, is the final day you will be able to purchase CDs from the retailer. It should be noted, however, that vinyl will continue to be supplied.
The move comes as streaming platforms are continuing to change the structure of the music industry. At the mid-year point in 2017, it was revealed that streaming services accounted for 62 percent of the total market. Physical sales, on the other hand, accounted for only 16 percent of the overall revenues.
This is truly the beginning of the end of an era. For music fans of the last few decades, purchasing CDs is ingrained in our systems. Although the convenience of streaming has essentially eliminated the need for physical copies of music, experiences such as waiting outside stores at midnight for your favorite band's new album to be released on shelves will be forgotten.
Reports are floating around that Target will be the next store to stop selling CDs. What are your thoughts on the matter? Do you still purchase physical copies of music? If so, are you going to miss having them available at Best Buy? Leave us a comment with your thoughts, and share with your friends!
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