Thursday, January 27, 2011

Is This The "Vinyl" Answer?

This music business can be downright strange sometimes ...

Remember a few years/decades back when record-company bigwigs said that the vinyl record would be obsolete -- giving way to (in order, please:) 8-Tracks/cassettes/CDs/DVDs/digital downloads?

And, all the while, a few of us saw a resurgence in the groovy black platters. "Someday ..." we assured ourselves, "they're gonna make a comeback ..."

Well, guess what happened last year, hmmmmm??

Yep -- they're baaaaack!!

One of the few bright spots in the 2010 album sales figures was the continued increase in sales of ... vinyl albums! Their sales were up 14%, which beat the digital download increase of 13% and is showing an upward trend here in the 21st century. And it's not just because there are a lot of collectors out there, either; more and more acts are strutting their stuff on the LPs these days -- and kids are buying them!!

Now ... if we could just get RCA to produce those little portable record players again ...
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