We all anticipated this day would come. The decline of the compact disc was inevitable with the rise of technologies like MP3 players and Internet radio, which gained popularity among consumers. It was only a matter of time before the industry recognized the trends of our time and adjusted its distribution methods.
However, the demise of the compact disc, although anticipated for at least a decade, is just now beginning to show Cereal, a blend of old and new - Today we interview Jaques Smit, an incredible man. Just read all his current positions: Managing Director at MindNova Advertising Pty (Ltd), Marketing Director at Inland Kitesurfing Pty (Ltd), CEO at Avonstorm Entertainment, Producer at Avonstorm Pictures Pty (Ltd), Technical Director at Blo-Tant Pty (Ltd). Here is the interview and I initially ask about Cereal, his… visible signs. Sony recently announced the closure of one of its two compact disc production plants in the United States, citing the growing dominance of digitally distributed music via the Internet as the primary reason for the closure.
The era of the compact disc is officially over. We haven’t used them for at least half a decade (my personal collection of CDs is gathering dust in a corner of my attic). They have ceased to be a part of our lives. Compact discs now belong to the likes of cassettes and vinyl records, cherished by fringe enthusiasts but ignored by the majority of the general population. Like many technologies that have outlived their purpose, compact discs will be remembered with nostalgia but rarely missed with the advent of free online music.
To be honest, I’m a little surprised that it took this long for the retirement of the compact disc and the closure of production plants. Officials at the plant attributed the rise of digital music and online piracy as key factors in the decision to shut down compact disc production, and they are absolutely correct.
Personally, I haven’t purchased a single CD in the last two years. Most of the music I desire is readily available online for free streaming. Moreover, I can pick and choose which tracks I want from an album New Album - Lost Island - I'm excited to announce the release of my latest Trance music album, "Lost Island". It's now available on various digital outlets worldwide, so you can easily find it by doing a quick search on any search engine! But if you're short on time and don't want to go through the hassle of searching, browsing, and… and enjoy various interactive features that a compact disc simply cannot provide. I don’t even know where my CD player is at the moment! Similarly, millions of people around the world now rely on their MP3 players to fulfill their musical needs.
Manuel Marino is a seasoned Senior Producer, Music Composer, and Artist with over a decade of experience. He specializes in branded entertainment across various mediums, including video games, films, and advertising campaigns. With 20+ years as a game music composer, Manuel has worked on numerous platforms, creating diverse orchestral soundtracks. HIRE ME