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January 03, 2017

Record sales : Vinyl hit 25-year high

Sales of vinyl in 2016 reached a 25-year high as consumers young and old have once again embraced physical formats of music. More than 3.2m LPs were sold last year, a rise of 53% on last year and the highest number since 1991 when Simply Red’s Stars was the bestselling album. This was also the ...

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January 12, 2017

The 'New' Billion Dollar Music Business

Vinyl records are projected to sell 40 million units in 2017, with sales nearing the $1 billion benchmark for the first time this millennium. This impressive milestone has been untouched since the peak of the industry in the 1980s. While explosive by today’s standards, according to Deloitte, in it...

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February 01, 2018

Vinyl World Congress announces Brighton launch.

Calling record labels, managers and investors: Vinyl World Congress is a brand new conference launching in Brighton with demonstrations of the latest manufacturing machines and talks from labels about the vinyl industry. Set up in response to the vinyl boom which has increased lead times and the ne...

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October 05, 2017

Sales of vinyl set to soar as more than one million LPs are expected to be purchased this Christmas

Sales of vinyl are set to soar even further this year, with four million LPs expected to be sold by the end of 2017. The vinyl revival has been in full swing for over four years, while sales of the format are up a massive 1,472% since 2007....

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January 05, 2017

US vinyl sales hit record 13.1 million in 2016

Vinyl sales in the US have risen for an eleventh consecutive year, according to new data released by Nielsen Music and reported by Billboard. Up 10% on 2015, 13.1 million units were sold across the United States in the last twelve months, comprising 6.5% of all albums sold in 2016 and 11% of all ph...

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October 05, 2017

Records come round again: Sony to open vinyl factory in Japan

It has been dismissed as the niche domain of hipsters who don’t even have turntables and nostalgic dads buying countless reissues of Dark Side Of the Moon. But the resurrection of vinyl has been given major label backing, with the announcement by Sony Music that it will restart the manufacture of ...

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