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You had to know that the CD wasn’t going to last forever.

We’ve seen 78s, vinyl, 8-track tape, and (for the most part) cassettes come and go. Why should the pre-recorded music CD be any different?

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Side-Line Music Magazine turned heads last week when it reported that the major record labels plan to abandon the CD by the end of next year — if not sooner.  The online music magazine didn’t get a single music company to go on the record with its bold claim, though it later updated its story to point out that several label employees did approach the magazine to confirm that plans do exist to nix the compact disc.

If the article is accurate, we’ll be down to simply limited-edition CD releases restricted to the top-selling artists after 2012.

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