The advent of iPods and digital music has been decimating the music industry for a long time now. The latest damage was reported on Friday by Indystar.com:
Sony DADC Americas plans to close its distribution center in Fishers this year and lay off 248 employees.Of course, someday when the power grid finally fails, all of that digital music will disappear into the ether. But since most popular music recorded since the dawning of the digital music age really sucks balls, it won't be any great loss.
The work done at the sprawling facility in Hamilton County will be shifted to another company, Anderson Merchandisers, which operates a distribution center in Franklin in Johnson County.
Lisa Gephardt, spokeswoman for the New York-based Sony said the plan is to begin layoffs in May and the Fishers facility will close by September.
The music industry has been rattled by dramatically falling sales of compact discs like those shipped through the Fishers center and manufactured in a Sony facility in Terre Haute.
Gephardt said closing of the Fishers facility and out-sourcing of the remaining work “is due to the continued challenges in the economy and competitive landscape.”
Bonus: Remember what happened the last time there was a technological revolution in popular music?