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Are you finished with physical media?

Are you finished with physical media? | Audio Industry Trends, Physical Consumption vs. Digital Consumption | Scoop.it
Books, magazines, newspapers and LPs, CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays--are they all on their way out of your life? Read this article by Steve Guttenberg on CNET News.
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This article simply refers to the current attitude of the consumer and poses some interesting questions in the debate of physical media vs. digital media.

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The 12 Trends That Will Rule Products In 2013

The 12 Trends That Will Rule Products In 2013 | Audio Industry Trends, Physical Consumption vs. Digital Consumption | Scoop.it

Think 2013 will spell the end of good old analog and human interaction? Eh, not so fast.

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This article details the sale of "physical" media actually rising since 2007, specifically in reference to LP's. It also argues that this is due to physical media forming an "emotional connection that digital media can't match."

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BREAKTHROUGH TRENDS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

BREAKTHROUGH TRENDS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY | Audio Industry Trends, Physical Consumption vs. Digital Consumption | Scoop.it
This past week, I had the pleasure of moderating a panel at New Music Seminar entitled “Breakthrough Trends Of The Music Industry”. The panel was comprised of some of the brightest minds in the music business.
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Though this article focuses on numerous trends and themes in the audio industry, the one that I personally am focused on is the chart detailing the difference in sales from "physical" and "digital media. I find this to be an interesting topic in the fact that I personally am somewhat of a "collector" of physical media (CD's etc.) and that seems to be almost a dying breed at this point in our current culture where everything is digital.

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The case against digital music recording | Toronto Star

The case against digital music recording | Toronto Star | Audio Industry Trends, Physical Consumption vs. Digital Consumption | Scoop.it
A Montreal producer explains the appeal of analog recording that dates back decades in an age of digital recording. (Thanks to Jace Lasek of @BesnardLakes, @Datsik and @GIMilner. A piece I wrote for @TorontoStar on digital recording.

Via Cory Hogan, Kevin Smith
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This article refers to what some may feel is an "outdated" way of recording, much in the same way that some may feel purchasing physical media as opposed to digital is outdated. This shows that not everyone agrees on these issues.

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Emmanuel Lee Rivers's comment, March 9, 2013 4:33 PM
I grew up listening to ZAO and love the way they albums are recorded because it sounds so organic. I can defiantly say they sound live just as they do recorded.
Emmanuel Lee Rivers's comment, March 9, 2013 4:34 PM
I like both analog and digital
Kevin Smith's comment, March 9, 2013 4:54 PM
ZAO was my first introduction to anything heavier than what was on the radio. Also, the first band i mimicked vocals to. Wish I could have seen them live, man.
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Australian Recording Industry Continues To Fight The Technology That Is Saving It | Techdirt

Australian Recording Industry Continues To Fight The Technology That Is Saving It | Techdirt | Audio Industry Trends, Physical Consumption vs. Digital Consumption | Scoop.it

There have been many posts on Techdirt about the copyright industry's hatred for new technologies that eventually turned out to be important sources of additional revenue -- the VCR being perhaps the most famous example. Here's a splendid column from Adam Turner in the Sydney Morning Herald about the same thing happening again in Australia.

 

As he points out, last year Australia saw a 4% growth in music sales, which outpaced the rest of the world, whose much lower 0.3% growth we discussed recently. In other words, if anything, the Australian recording companies should be celebrating the present and optimistic about the future. Instead, they are once more frightened by some technological developments that will in fact help them: an upgrade to the country's Internet infrastructure. Here's how Turner puts it:

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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This article is somewhat similar to the "Breakthrough Trends in the Music Industry" article that I mentioned previously. It also deals with the differences between physical and digital media and gets the input of members of the music industry in australia and their feelings on the matter.

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