Vinyl Isn't Just For DJs Anymore as Sales Are on the Rise

vinyl record.jpgAccording to an article published in the Los Angeles Times, you may soon find yourself fighting with your child over whose turn it is to man the turntables. In a world where music downloads are such the exception that many artists have given up hoping to pay the rent with their records sales, vinyl sales are increasing. Not enough to compete with CD sales, but enough for the industry to take notice. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, vinyl sales went up 36.6% from 2006 to 2007, accounting for 1.3 million units sold in the US. At Amoeba Records in Hollywood, audiophiles snatch up 2000 vinyl records daily. For those of us who grew up in an age of vinyl records and reading liner notes, this comes as a welcome surprise as record distributors such as ORG re-release past favorites to a public who are already familiar with the non-organic feel of digitally mastered music on CD. No word yet on the resurgence of the eight-track-cassette, but we won't be waiting with baited breath for that one.

Vinyl records makes a return [LAT]
[Photo: Klaus1953]

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