The Long Tail: Death of the blockbuster (part III) Chris Anderson reports that today Musicland, operator of 800 stores under names Sam Goody and MediaPlay has filed for bankruptcy.
1. Music sales are moving online (some paid, some not).
2. Or they are moving to long tail specialty retailers like Amoeba Records where you can get fantastic breadth of selection including rare and out of print recordings and buy discounted used CDs and then rip them yourself.
The day of the CD story selling hit CDs in a mall is long dead.