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Vinyl Music Sales At A 10 Year High

by | 17th, October 2013


VINYL bores are a terrible, terrible thing. However, some nice news is that vinyl sales are at a 10 year high. Driving demand are releases from Daft Punk, Arctic Monkeys and David Bowie (and a whole bunch of great compilations and reissues).

Figures are showing that records have crossed the half-million mark already in 2013, which is the first time that’s happened since 2003. Since last year, sales have doubled.

Naturally, the amount of records sold is rather modest, but still encouraging. Music fans have bought 550,000 records thus far, according to analysis of Official Charts Company data by recording industry body the BPI.

BPI chief executive Geoff Taylor said: “The LP is back in the groove. We’re witnessing a renaissance for records they’re no longer retromania and are becoming the format of choice for more and more music fans.”

So why might that be? Well, obviously, downloads of a legal and illegal kind will far outstrip any other format, but for those wanting to spend money

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