Originally Posted by keyboardcat
xian could cd production die in the next two to three years maybe?
Depends on your definition of dead. VHS is dead as a major format that doesn't mean you can't still buy them. Vinyl is dead as a format but you can still get some albums in vinyl. Interestingly vinyl sales have increased recently, thought the top selling vinyl album still had about 18,000 units sold, aka, tiny compared to the market.
CDs will just be relegated to a niche market as have VHS and vinyl. It doesn't help that record store sales declined 76% from 2000 to 2010.
As for Fyes still existing, they may manage to live, for now, but Tower Records, Sam Goody's, Virgin, etc have all gone out of business in the last ten years. The fittest will survive and become specialty shops.
I'm 29, I haven't bought a CD in almost a decade, and those were EPs sold at the door by local musicians. I bet if you split the purchasing habits by generation you'll find that my generation and younger don't even consider purchasing CDs in high enough quantities to matter.