July 31, 2014 Music
Vinyl may have survived the CD onslaught, but many in the music industry believe digital playlists spell the end of the album. Photograph: Anton Starikov/Alamy
"Make no mistake," declared George Ergatoudis, head of music at BBC Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra, this month. "With very few exceptions, albums are edging closer to extinction."