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The CEO of EMI Music (you know, one of the biggest, baddest record companies out there) just recently went on the record saying that, in its current incarnation, the CD is dead. Muerto. Tot. "The CD as it is right now is dead," he said, while burning £100 notes. (Digital music sales accounted for 11 percent of sales in the first half of this year, with CDs accounting for more than 70 percent.)

As it is, now that iTunes and other means of obtaining music are now quite popular with all the cool kids, where do you stand on the status of the CD?

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Feel free to vent against the RIAA and other New World Order institutions in the comments box. As for me, I still listen to vinyl. (How else could I get the latest trance beats?)

EMI Music CEO says the CD is 'dead' [MarketWatch]