Tuesday, April 21, 2015
VINYL ALBUMS SALES ARE SPINNING
First it was 8-track tapes, then cassettes, then compact discs and now, it’s digital. And for a long time, it looked like digital auditory advancements would ultimately kill off vinyl–perhaps the most potent, transcendent and game-changing form of music content discovery to date. But because of continued demand from music aficionados who relish the long-form album, as well as a groundswell surrounding Record Store Day, vinyl remains a viable way for music fans to listen to both new and classic albums. In fact, sales of vinyl are actually increasing at a rapid clip. According to Nielsen, vinyl album sales in the U.S. have grown a whopping 260% since 2009.
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