Streaming music making CDs obsolete

The other day I found myself staring at my stereo cabinet. It’s an armoire for another age, housing my receiver, CD player, and 200 or so CDs. I don’t play CDs anymore, and I certainly wouldn’t buy any. Why should I? I can listen to my music anywhere – on my phone, or on a Bluetooth speaker, using the phone as a remote control – without ever taking a CD out of its jewel case. […] it’s no wonder that CD sales are locked in a death spiral. Streaming music subscription services like Google All Access, Spotify and Beats Music (recently acquired by Apple) are doing to CDs what CDs did to vinyl LPs a generation ago (and what LPs did to brittle plastic records a generation before that). – David Einstein,