Streaming, while impressive, still only accounts for 12.6 per cent of all the music consumed in the UK. An even bigger surprise might be the fact that together, CD and vinyl still accounted for a huge 49 per cent of all Album Equivalent Sales (AES) in 2014.
Whether we like it or not everything is moving online and that has both its pros and cons. We may not for much longer be able to dip into HMV and pick up the latest album of our choosing but we can 90% of the time listen to it online before we choose to buy it.
Children are growing up entirely computer literate, which will be beneficial in our modern, digital world, but really, why do eight year olds need smart phones? Children should spend their youth discovering the world first hand, exploring what is around them, and not doing it through a screen.
The whole experience of buying in an indie shop is entirely different to shopping in Asda for Olly Murs. Browsing can allow you to find hidden gems which you had entirely forgotten about or didn't even know existed.
The last time high street music retail chain HMV was in the news, we were reporting bosses had assured fans they had nothing
Entertainment store HMV has become the latest high street casualty as it called in administrators. Following discussions
It was my recent trip to New York that brought it home to me. Walking around this most fraught and amazing city I tried to find somewhere to buy a CD from an American singer I like called Greg Laswell. But not one place could I find and on asking waiters and the concierge they couldn't help either.
What's happening now is an even bigger step. We are seeing the beginnings of a new social trend I've christened People Not Products. We're starting to care less about owning products than we did, as we begin to value other, 'human' things more.
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