The beautiful Nonie, in the only image available online
Why are music CD sales constantly falling?
Apart from the usual reasons of iTunes-piracy-crap acts, I believe the decline in the popularity of music videos is another major factor.
For those adults my age (ie. thirty, plus minus a few years), think of the last good MTV you saw. It was probably in the mid-1990s, when videos from G’n’R, Janet Jackson, INXS and so on held our thrall. My goodness, I remember how many times they kept playing November Rain ad nauseum.
(But it was worth it, since VJ Nonie was someone you just couldn’t get sick of watching, hee hee)
But since then, MTVs have turned into processed fluff, with little to capture the imagination or the wallet. Since our collective memories require both visual and audio inputs, there isn’t much left in music to entice us to buy.
Music videos have dug their own hole by shortening our attention spans to the point where even they could not keep up anymore.