[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: [ARSCLIST] CD versus Download was "All hail the analogue revolution..."
----- Original Message -----
From: "Karl Miller" <lyaa071@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> On Sun, 24 Sep 2006 Mwcpc6@xxxxxxx wrote:
> > There is a big difference between the mass market and the music market.
> > Even as a teenager I appreciated the notes on the classical LPs I
> > from the library and even researched composers and orchestras.
> > However also as a teenager I taped the "Top 40" off the air and played
> > songs in the order they accumulated on the reel of my home tape
> > without any interest in the context.
> Which reminds me of a discussion I had over lunch on Saturday...
> I wonder if the classical market is less suited to the download. No doubt,
> economics will be, to a large part, the determining factor...but I
> consider how classical discs have, from time to time, cost more. Plus I
> look to the popularity of labels like Brilliant where collections of the
> "complete" are popular...especially at what they charge.
> I also think about the nature of classical music with its wide dynamic
> range and the complexity of sound.
> Any thoughts out there as to whether there might be a potential for the CD
> staying with us a bit longer for classical music versus popular music?
The CD...or, more likely, the DVD...is fairly sure to remain...at least
until we are totally used to, and comfortable with, the concept of
storing ALL our information on the hard drive(s) (or whatever may
replace them) of our home computers. We humans seem to feel more
comfortable when an entity can be saved as a single tangible object
(or set of same)...when digital cameras became readily available,
the next posession had to be a photo-capable colour printer, even
though the images could be saved in digital form and viewed as/when
the person saw fit.
Besides, I hope to last another twenty years or so...which means that
shellac 78rpm analog discs will be around at least that long...!
Steven C. Barr