Music market channels: I’ll start off by saying I know nothing about the music business. Very little about it makes sense to me. Recently, I read (WSJ subscription required) where being for sale at Starbucks could help make a CD into a hit. Then I saw an big poster at the Nashville airport promoting a new Alison Krauss & Union Station, featuring Jerry Douglas (AKUSFJD) CD that’s available exclusively through Cracker Barrel Restaurants. And yesterday, it was announced that Garth Brooks will only sell his music via Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores and their online outlets.
I guess no one buys CDs at “record” stores anymore. And, frankly, I didn’t know that anyone bought Garth Brooks CDs anymore, anywhere.