Short answer: Yes.
Also, the name of the band I last bought on cassette. The album title was a zip code.
Compact Discs are much more viable (at least some computers still have the ability to play them as well as any bluray/dvd player, whereas nearly no one owns a cassette deck anymore), and through services like Kunaki cds can be made for under $2 each. I'm basically a 'local internet band' and use Kunaki for cds and when they sellout I can always make more, or not.A lot of major label releases are still offering cassettes as an option for the consumer. Cassette releases have increased in the last few years.
There is a cassette label local to me that can supply cassettes, artwork and duplication services for quite cheap, so you can arrange your own independent release even if you're not signed to their label.
A lot of local bands (at least in Melbourne) have music that is exclusively released on cassette (vinyl production is relatively expensive in comparison, especially in smaller quantities). Super easy for local bands to sell their music on cassette at their live shows and much better source of income than relying on streaming services only.
My primary uses for cassette were mixed tapes, garage band distribution, and 4 track recording. It served these needs fine at a time when there were no economical alternatives. But no one ever had any illusions about how god awful cassettes were. It was cheap, like a bag of Doritos or Snickers when you're hungry. It gets you by, but living on it will kill your ears. EVERYONE even remotely serious about music had their favorite albums on CD or LP/vinyl. As soon as CD playback in the car became feasible, shortly replaced by MP3s in the early 2000s, the final nail was driven into the cassette format.
I had Rory Gallagher's Irish Tour 75, Jimi Hendrix Rainbow Bridge and a couple of others. I had way more 8 tracks than prerecorded cassettes but they all resided in the my car. Once I got a cassette for the car, the 8 tracks went into a box. I could dub my albums down to cassette much more cheaply and have a better selection.
I did listen to cassettes for albums that I played a lot, just to avoid the inevitable wear and tear on the records.
There were a few instances where I recorded a band rehearsal on cassette, but always felt the results were dreadful.
The point is Clam if I may say . . Modern media supercedes old media and is easier and more convenient to use. But old media... it is more tactile and interesting and fun.I tune them on the recording side to hit 22 kHz +/- 3 dB
I have a Tascam 112 machine and another Tascam cassette/cd rack deck. Still use them both.I enjoy recording music on cassette. Wondering how many people on this site are still using cassettes. If you are please share your experiences and what deck you are using