For The Love Of Vinyl Records

February 13, 2018 | by: terryparker

A report from BuzzAngle found that a whopping 377 billion songs and albums were streamed in 2017, a 50% increase overall from the previous year, and that downloads fell dramatically. If people seem less and less interested in actually buying and owning the music they listen to, one of the small saviors has been the continued increase in vinyl sales. As Billboard and Nielsen Music reported, more than 14 million records were sold in 2017, a 9% increase that accounted for almost a quarter of all physical music sales. One small but important driver has been the rise of vinyl subscription services, that send members one or more albums each month for a fee; a new twist on an old idea. “Vinyl, as a format, drives a certain type of listening that’s different from digital,” says Cameron Schaefer, one of the co-founders of Vinyl Me, Please. “As a medium, it pushes people to sit down and have music at the forefront versus just the background music.”


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