I know this isn’t exactly rocket science, but it’s a pretty cool look at the ever-growing trend towards vinyl.
The Boston Globe is discussing why exactly vinyl sales seem to be skyrocketing at a time when CD sales are dropping off to the point where record companies have to sue people to make a profit.
What’s stunning is that turntable sales are up 500%, and vinyl is up something like 80% from the same time last year.Â Now that’s got to be put into perspective, because despite the huge percentage increase, the sheer number of units being moved isn’t that crazy just yet.
A lot of bands are getting in on the action, releasing vinyl versions of their albums in advance of the other, more familiar types. I’m sure most of you can totally relate to just how dope vinyl can be.Â I know i can,m even if it’s not at all hip hop.Â Hell, I just grabbed a Norman Greenbaum LP, and obviously no one’s confusing him with hip hop!
Either way, read the article here.