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Starbucks Kills The Music, Drops CD Sales

By: Going Like Sixty - Published: Jun 29, 2008 • References: nytimes and alleyinsider
Starbucks wants to give you more than just a buzz when they introduced music sales. However, the buzz on CD sales was more like a irritating hum.

The NY Times reports that Starbucks was selling just a couple CDs per store each day. So why did it take so long to realize that nobody buys CDs and everyone really wants MP3s?

They must not have been paying attention. Could it be SBUX will get back to it's bean counting? By this fall, stores will dump almost all CD slots and hope you will use their free Wi-fi to buy your music online.