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Vinyl Sales to Shoot Up 25% this year

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The ranks of vinyl devotees are growing. Lately, the anachronistic LP has experienced an unlikely spike in sales, decades after the mainstream music industry wrote off the format as obsolete.

Major labels are expanding their vinyl offerings for the first time since they left records for dead nearly two decades ago. Seems vinyl is a little more than a niche trend at the moment. Digital Music News is reporting that sales of the retro medium have made a huge jump, and are projected to go up by 25 percent from 2010. Of course, it’s still not selling near the millions of units that CDs or digital downloads are (vinyl will make up only 1.6 percent of physical format sales), but those are hardly surging in numbers themselves. Still, this is quite interesting …

Last modified on Tuesday, 27 September 2011 16:50

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