Friday, January 04, 2008

Gennaro Castaldo Watch: Phew

The news that In Rainbows is likely to take the number one slot in the album charts this week has come as something of a relief to Gennaro Castaldo:

"This demand underlines the enduring appeal of the CD," said HMV's Gennaro Castaldo.

Well, yes. Although it also kind of undermines the claims of the music industry that downloading music must harm physical sales, and if there's an "enduring appeal" to the CD, why are HMV so busily withdrawing from CD sales?