Did iTunes kill the record stores?

Did iTunes kill the record stores? That’s what Roughly Drafted attempts to answer in Did iTunes Kill the Record Store? and the conclusion they come to makes sense. While iTunes is definitely getting more and more popular as a source of music for a lot of people, their sales in the overall scheme of things are not what caused record stores like Tower Records to collapse. In fact the culprit are the big box stores like Wallmart and Target that sell big name CDs at below cost in order to generate foot traffic that have done the dirty deed. Read the article and draw your own conclusions. To me its just another reason to hate Walmart but hey, that’s just me.