FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
According to a survey of highly-intelligent music enthusiasts who have actively purchased music in the past (and also happen to listen to Australian progressive-rock artist Ben Craven), it appears that the humble CD is far from extinct.
Participants were asked their preferred format of choice for Craven’s forthcoming album.
Given the options of using streaming services, downloading digital files, purchasing CDs or purchasing vinyl, 60% of respondents expressed their preference for CDs, followed by 27% for vinyl.
In a surprise twist that will warm the hearts of independent artists, no respondents favoured streaming only, and several suggested Craven boycott major streaming services altogether due to the minimal royalty rates.
Progressive rock would seem then to be one of the few remaining music genres whose listeners appreciate lavish packaging and artwork, and enjoy the tactile response of the physical object, be it CD or vinyl.
However, the following should made clear:
Nobody requested cassette tapes.