Good question. I was wondering the same thing.
Keith, I don't mean to single you out and I do think devoted music fans will come to their music in any number of ways if they are "off the beaten" path -and regardless of the medium, as much as I must begrudgingly take note of those who only download.
(Your English is quite accomplished by the way...)
I guess the problem is that the popular music acts do in some ways subsidize the Roy Orbison album reissues and the like. We probably can take refuge with our old-fashioned music tastes and taste for physical "records," but the CD as a medium is quietly but steadily dying out across the spectrum, led by the popular mainstream, in the US at least.
Here, it may take some time for working class people who are of a certain age and shop at Wal-Mart or K-Mart or Target to totally give up on the CD, but then the number of people with pricey satellite radio subscriptions is also quite high and common. Someone that plugged in with, say, a great satellite radio station, is that much more unlikely to feel the need to be their own D.J.
I remember how vinyl (LP and single) buyers were shunted aside in the late '80s (as it was, cassettes were doing outpacing even records, as I recall) and slowly and eventually told by the industry to "get lost" as they put bonus tracks on CD only and other ways to tell vinyl types to "get with it." And as LTB would say, tell us to spend $15 for a whole CD when people only wanted one song and there's evidence they did purposely sacrifice the single this way.
So the CD may soldier on for even decades, I do hope. But we'll be in the minority, or so they say. The average music consumer (and I can trace this with my 30-something friends) are slowly but surely (about every Christmas) totally getting onboard with the MP-3 / download/ I-Pod model.
Personally, I think it sucks.