Jim Carroll

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OTR column – music’s new generation gap

New surveys show that those over 35 years of age are not pivoting to streaming services for a range of reasons

Fri, May 27, 2016, 14:19

   

You’ll find this week’s On the Record column from The Ticket here. “It’s worth noting that those 35- to 55-year-olds are the ones who grew up paying for music in the first place. They remember a time when the only way you could hear new music was by buying the CD or record or cassette to begin with. If they’re still leaning on CDs and radio to hear music – and if ownership rather than subscription is an issue – you’ve got a problem when the entire industry is beginning to pivot towards streaming. (I mean, where do people go to buy a CD these days? Do they still sell them in Tesco?)”