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  No more CD singles in three years
Updated 15 January 2004, 20.27
CD singles could be on the way out
Going into a shop and buying a CD single may not be possible in the future if a US expert is right.

Emmanuel Legrand, Bureau Chief for Billboard Europe, reckons that so many people are downloading tracks that singles might not be made any more.

In the US the most downloaded song has sold more copies than the top-selling CD single for the first time.

Legrand said: "I doubt that in three years from now, there will be physical singles available in the US."

Downloading music is killing CD singles
Downloading music is killing CD singles
With high-speed internet access like broadband growing, it's often easier for some people to download a track than go to a shop to buy the single.

Sales of CD singles in the UK are dropping too, falling by 30% last year.

Some people think the drop in sales has much to do with the high price of CD singles and not very good music as it does the internet.

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