Why Do Music Lovers Still Prefer to Buy Records?Written by Charles Essmeier
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Price. Price is always a factor when consumers buy anything and prices of new and used record albums are less than prices of new and used compact discs, respectively. Used CDs may sell for $5-8; used record albums sell for $3-5
Physical size. A lot of people prefer larger size of record albums. They don’t store as easily as compact discs, but covers and lyrics are easier to read, and product feels more substantial. Buyers feel like they’re getting “more” for their money, even if it’s just extra weight.
Sound. The digital sound of compact discs has a certain cleanness and purity to it, but many listeners find sound of compact discs to be “artificial” or “metallic”, lacking “warmth” of sound of a record. Arguments have been going on for years, and fans of compact discs claim that there really is no difference in sound, but millions of record fans would probably disagree.
Nostalgia. A lot of Baby Boomers grew up listening to records, and records have a fond familiarity to them that listeners like.
New record albums continue to be released every day. Aided by artists who are still recording who demand that their albums be released as both records and compact discs, such as Diana Krall, Pink Floyd, and Metallica, record album sales continue to thrive. Despite industry efforts to kill format back in 1980’s, It appears that record album will continue to live on, well into twenty-first century, and music fans couldn’t be happier about it.
©Copyright 2005 by Retro Marketing. Charles Essmeier is the owner of Retro Marketing, a firm that operates several retail Websites, including AluminumChristmasTrees.net, a site devoted to vintage aluminum Christmas trees and accessories, and RarePinkFloyd.com, a site devoted to rare records, compact discs and by the band Pink Floyd.
What Is So Cool About Ringtones?Written by Richard Hsu
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Ringtones can be downloaded from ringtone shops on internet such as eWirelessGames.com or downloaded directly from your cellular service provider. Why not go to one of popular sites and download a few of your favorites today? You will discover that it is simple, fast and affordable. And remember… get a few of your favorite movie themes, too.
Richard Hsu is a project manager at eWirelessGames.com.eWirelessGames.com provides over 25,000 ringtones, logos and games for almost 900 cell phone models in more than 50 countries worldwide. Website: http://www.ewirelessgames.com