Vinyl sales up 55% on last year!

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There could still be hope, but probably not for us...

Vinyl record sales have increased 55% this year in the UK, demonstrating that the legacy technology still has a niche in the market.

Such sales totaled 168,296 units, according to Retail Gazette. Radiohead’s vinyl release of King of Limbs led the sales with 20,771 units. The report jibes with a recent study by Nielsen SoundScan, which noted a 37% increase in vinyl sales through May 8. Last year, vinyl sales were up 14.2%, though they only comprise 1.2% of physical sales, according to Nielsen.

The rise of vinyl is driven by a bit of nostalgia, deejays’ preference for it and a belief that the format has better sound quality than digital.
http://mashable.com/2011/08/15/vinyl-record-sales-rise-uk/
 

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wicked news!
big ups to all the vinyl heads!

nothing wrong with digital but the love all the fans show towards vinyl is great!
its keeping it in business and therfore keeping me and my collection happy and plentiful!
 

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Vinyl sales of music overall are up because now you have indie kids or people who like Foo Fighters or whatever buying vinyl. If that stat was for D&B vinyl it be more like Vinyl sales have gone down 127%. lol
 
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