Vinyl sales quintupled from 2013 to 2018
Vinyl sales continue to surge, even through the rise and prominence of streaming services.
2018 marked the 13th consecutive year that vinyl sales have grown, according to Nielsen Music, which has been tracking music sales since 1991. But the record hasn’t just grown for the 13th year in a row—it’s thriving. A new report conducted in accordance with online record shop Norman Music uncovered that vinyl sales quintupled in the period from 2013 to the end of 2018, with 4.2 million records sold in the UK last year.
Additionally, research from the British Phonographic Industry also found that cassette tapes are seeing a revival, with nearly 50,000 sold in 2018. These numbers show a 125-percent increase from 2017 and the largest volume sold since 2004.
Read Norman Music’s full report here.
H/T: DJ Mag