Tuesday, August 05, 2008

The Lessons of Vinyl

It won't save the recording industry. But the recent resurgence in vinyl is happening for a reason. The numbers aren't jaw-dropping, but they are difficult to ignore. Just recently, Boston-based Newbury Comics pointed to monthly vinyl sales of more than $100,000, and other independent stores are also reporting gains. Majors are also taking notice. That includes EMI, which recently started offering vinyl versions on a select number of titles. The major pointed to an 80 percent jump in vinyl sales last year. And the RIAA pegged 2007 sales at 1.3 million, a 36.6 percent increase from 2006.

Read more in the article The Lessons of Vinyl by Paul Resnikoff.

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