In this recent post on MusicThinkTank, Dan Sarath airs his concerns regarding the preservation of digital music for future generations, and how its prevalence now is no guarantee of longevity.
"Preserving art for future generations is absolutely essential. If we didn’t do it, we would not be able to enjoy music that was revered at the time of its release. Great amounts of classic music would be lost to time. Imagine a world in which we could never listen to beloved, historically significant works like Some Kind Of Blue or Abbey Road."