Vinyl Acendant?

abbey.jpgCNN reports that even as CD sales fade, sales of LP’s are on the rise:

According to the Recording Industry Association of America, manufacturers’ shipments of LPs jumped more than 36 percent from 2006 to 2007 to more than 1.3 million. Shipments of CDs dropped more than 17 percent during the same period to 511 million, as they lost some ground to digital formats.

So while LP’s make up only 0.5% of non-download sales, they are actually increasing in popularity.

The #1 LP seller these day? “Abbey Road” of course.

The comments of one LP buyer were interesting:

“Once I got my first iPod … I’m looking at my wall of CDs and trying to justify it,” Millar said. “The things I like — the artwork, the liner notes, the sound quality — it dawns on me, those are things I like better on vinyl.” He welcomed back the pops and clicks, even some of the scratches.

“I like that fact that it’s imperfect in a lot of ways, live music is imperfect too,” Millar said.

Indeed.

[Many thanks to AaronK for pointing this out.]

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008 Bob, Music

2 Comments to Vinyl Acendant?

  1. Jeepers, everyone seems to have heard of these staggering statistics. Check out this report:

    http://www.theonion.com/content/amvo/cd_sales_down_lp_sales_up

  2. krre on June 18th, 2008
  3. krre,

    Nice post. I like the quotes – long live wax!

    bob

  4. Bob on June 18th, 2008