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How Many Albums Have Gone Platinum In 2014? 2014 Will Mark First Year That No Albums Achieve Platinum Status

As a life-long music fan that's been following the industry for well over 40 years, I found this recent bit of news very disconcerting:  2014 will mark the first year that no album will achieve platinum status for sales.

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Source:  Archie Carpenter/Getty images
Source: Archie Carpenter/Getty images
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Neil Young Debuts MP3 Alternative Player

Neil Young hates MP3's.  As a life-long audiophile, I agree with him.  MP3's compress audio, eliminating all of the highs and lows that should be in your music;  They also sound "thin" and increase listener fatigue.  But - I'll step off my "soapbox" and get on with the news.

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Source:  punchyy via flickr
Source: punchyy via flickr
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Music Industry Predictions For 2012

If you're a music fan, you might take a passing-interest in what goes on in the industry.   And, as we approach the end of the year, experts (self-appointed or otherwise) are making their predictions for what we can expect in 2012

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Source:  Geoff_B
Source: Geoff_B
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The End Is Near For CD’s?

Can I just say that as a life-long music fan and collector, I HATE this news?

Just like the music industry did in the late 1980's when they conspired to prematurely pound the nail in the coffin for the vinyl format, it appears that they are about to do the same for CD's

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