The music industry is trying to kill physical ownership of media

by djkeone

Based on this article about the state of music distribution it would seem there are some shenanigans afoot…

www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/cd-vinyl-distribution-crisis-950327/

This dovetails with the recent catastrophic and yet to be explained explosion at Apollo Masters in California.

www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2020-02-14/apollo-masters-fire-vinyl-lacquer

it seems like a strange coincedence these articles both ran within days of each other, and coming on the heels of the universal masters warehouse fire and subsequent coverup it makes me wonder if the media conglomerates are trying to make us forget about the idea of owning media.

Why invest in something so costly and space intensive as vinyl records when you can charge a periodic ongoing streaming fee forever?