Question by smartman11222: What is your opinion on why record stores are closing and not book stores?
Your opinion on why book stores are doing well online and in the stores and why record stores and the music industry is weak. Is just the ipod and the music industry ripping us off for years?
Answer by RJ
I think itunes plays a big role in music stores closing. As well as other places, like Target, Walmart, and Best Buy selling music. I remember going to Tower Records in my town and they always had everything- even tons of techno,gabber etc type music. And now they are GONE!!!! So sad. Most of my music comes from the Internet today so I blame the net as well. As for books- people enjoying physically holding a book to read. That’s my take on it.
I don’t think itunes is ripping us off, just making it more convenient for people to not have to go to a store to look for something. Personally I miss doing that! Luckily in the bay area here we still have Rasputin’s and Amoeba’s.
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