For the past mumble months I’ve been working on a musical project. It’s sort of a rock arrangement of some classical music. I’ve intended to release it as a CD sometime in 2011ish.
But do people do CDs anymore? It seems that the popular format these days is discrete audio files, MP3 or otherwise. If it can’t be downloaded to an iPod, it won’t get listened to.
Here’s the problem: This music was never intended to be a loose collection of of discrete songs. It’s a suite, meant to be listened to from beginning to end, every song in a particular order. If I release it as individual files, it won’t get listened to properly. If I record it all as one giant MP3 file, it’s going to be a huge file. (It’s maybe 30-40 minutes long.)
Is the day of the CD over? What would you do?