Completely misguided, a medium for messages of sonic
pleasure or pain does not give way to another medium
due to pure technological "advancement". The points that Cd's are constantly repeatable is a positive attribute for them, however hardly makes them more useful in other situations.
used on turntable
s are by far the best form of recorded media to date for DJs
to perform. They are highly tactile
, very often good pressings with analogue
equipment smoothing out sound versus the digital
'jaggies' or jagged edges of digital information. The manipulation from hand to sound is a much tighter process than running digital information that leaves a lot more room for error with less skill involved.
Vinyl still exists as a useful outlet for artists in the year 2000, alongside cassette tape
s, outlived 8-track
s & mini-disk
s, and far more pleasant than Cds that when scratched are just as irreperable as records however only 1 or 2 songs may be affected on a record while a cd is damaged completely.
Its also easier to steal CD's than a crate of records
, a more involved process for people to rip music into MP3
opposed to CDs, and there is history of fair honest pricing with vinyl, whereas with Cds you will pay out the nose everytime.
There is no 'HAD to give way', only 'HAD to become commercialized'. There is room for other technology, since not all technology becomes obsolete regardless of what Western society has taught most of us.
If you need any examples of artists in the year 2000 pressing onto Vinyl, check out the Electronic Music Artists Metanode