The iTunes store finally launched in South Africa on the 4th of December. Some 12 days after the fanfair relating to the news, an article appeared in the Business Day of this past Sunday, titled “music retailers unfazed by SA iTunes”, and this caught my attention. Musica, Reliable Music Warehouse and Look and Listen still have music CD stores. Key questions are: How long are music CD’s going to be around for, given the increasing speed of winds of change coming from digital downloads? Is the introduction of iTunes South Africa going to make this worse?