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Recording Industry Association of America
CD players dying one car at a time
CD players dying one car at a time

CD players are going the way of the ashtray, roll-down windows and whitewall tires. Chevrolet is the latest to join the ranks of automakers like Ford who have ditched physical media players in favor of music streamed through onboard systems and auxillary music devices like smartphones and iPods. While reasons for the change are speculative and varied, many industry experts agree that the CD player is literally dead weight. Weighing in at about five pounds, manufacturers are looking for any way they can to slim down autos’ bodies in favor of maximum fuel efficiency.   Measuring inches shorter than the Mini Cooper, Chevy’s foray into the mini car market with the 2013 Spark...