I would consider the 9% Physical Media market when looked at Worldwide is still worth having, however it’s split between Vinyl or Cd.
Vinyl though offers the best opportunity for returns due to it’s perceived niche position, albums can demand £30 plus compared to the usual £9.99 for a Album Download, and strangely the lower demand for Cd may ironically help in keeping there price lower.
It’s always amazed me that when products sells well the manufacturers nowadays see that as a green light to put prices up further to “milk” the situation, when in fact more sales should (used to) allow price reductions.
Because of this “reverse logic”, lower Cd sales has seen a general price reduction when compared to Album Downloads over the last few years and therefore adding Albums to your Streamer is often more economical than purchasing the files themselves.
How long that may last though is anyone’s guess, likewise will the increased take up of Streaming Services eventually have a similar impact on reducing Download prices as it had on Cd’s!
At the moment though I buy Cd’s and Rip to the Altair’s Ssd, it’s currently the cheaper option.