Sales of vinyl albums rise as CDs slump

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Sales of vinyl albums rise as CDs slump

Postby TheThinker » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:12 pm

• Fourth successive year of record singles sales, up 10.0% to 177.9m
• CD still accounts for a strong three-quarter share of UK album sales.
• Digital album sales grow 26.6% to 26.6m, while CD sales drop 12.6% to 86.2m.
• Album sales decline 5.6% in volume to 113.2m in 2011

Interesting read:
Full Press release from BPI (on PDF format):
http://www.bpi.co.uk/assets/files/music ... rongly.pdf

Some news sites:
http://www.musicweek.com/story.asp?sect ... 047971&c=1

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/musi ... slump.html
 
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Re: Sales of vinyl albums rise as CDs slump

Postby Zappanalé » Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:23 pm

Yeah, this is increasingly popular- buying a download, making a CD redundant (you can burn your own), then getting Vinyl, either for collectible reasons, or for playing.
 
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Re: Sales of vinyl albums rise as CDs slump

Postby RogerMeadowstailor » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:03 pm

I have always felt that vinyl has always offered the best quality sound.Better depth in sound etc.
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