CD sales & Woolworths – an opinion

I saw a little piece in The Metro last night saying that X-Factor winner Leona Lewis’s debut single is a guaranteed Christmas no.1, according to bookies.

Apparantly Woolworths have “drafted in extra staff and opened extra tills to keep up with the demand”.

So this got me thinking about who it is buying the physical CDs, and so how music is being distributed.

Without wishing to sound like a snob, Woolworths is generally full of pikeys, and especially pikey kids. I’m guessing its these mums and kids buying up Leona’s single. Why aren’t they buying it via iTunes etc?

If stores like Woolworths are still shifting physical music, perhaps we aren’t as close to the digital music revolution as the music industry would have us believe – the allure of tangible music is still pretty strong.

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