From Rolling Stone: The End of Owning Music: How CDs and Downloads Died Physical formats are cratering, but vinyl’s niche is growing. Jack White and other experts explain the future of listening. FULL ARTICLE HERE I'm still scratching my head. I can understand the forward migration from CDs to downloadable music, but I think going back to vinyl is going backwards. I also can understand the concern about the tradeoffs in MP3 compression.