Originally Posted by chyeachyea552
not entirely true, the digital media is rapidly growing and expanding. also within 10 years an even better format could be available
SACD and DVD-Audio - 1999
Blu-ray - 2006
Three better formats for music since CD's first came out in the early 80's and two fucked themselves from the start by being in a format war and one the industry is too scared to try. They are not going to try and create a new physical media for music, it will be CD, vinyl or Blu-ray.
Look at the decline of CD sales in the last 10 years. It declines on average around 15~20% each year and last year it was still king as far as albums go, so for sure it has another 10 years of life left.
I hoped the industry might start releasing some CD+BD discs by 2012 but so far the only releases like this have been artist driven. Execs can't see the forest for the trees.