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Old 7th October 2017, 08:39 AM   #1
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VINYL SALES SHOW STRONG INCREASE AS DIGITAL MUSIC SALES CONTINUE TO DROP

Approaching 10 million albums sold in 2017
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Old 7th October 2017, 09:36 AM   #2
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10 million in a world of 7 billion(ish) is sod all.
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Old 7th October 2017, 10:07 AM   #3
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And most are purchased by Hipsters to play on their Crosleys .
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Old 7th October 2017, 12:29 PM   #4
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The record pressing plant in my hometown doesn't specify a standard production time anymore due to the high workload:

Europe's vinyl pressing plant - Record Industry
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Old 7th October 2017, 01:02 PM   #5
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Although the vinyl market is currently quite strong, mainly due to the older generation remembering true Hi-Fi. I feel that the upsurge will be short-lived as the new generation are all about convenience.
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10 million? That doesn't sound like a lot. I wonder what the sales numbers were before the advent of CD. And if digital music sales keep dropping my guess it is because of streaming. Why buy anything if you can just stream it?

I only buy vinyl, and use Tidal for anything I want on demand. Then there is always FM radio when I don't want to think about it. And Alexa is always ready to serve...

And say what you want about MQA on Tidal. To my ears it sounds better than CD, even if a 24/192 or 24/96 track could sound better. For what I pay I'm perfectly happy.

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It's very inconvenient when your favourite music becomes unavailable because a streaming service decides not to stream it anymore.

In any case, from the moment the present owners of Record Industry Haarlem bought the plant from Sony, people have told them that they were crazy and that there was no future in gramophone records. They did see a dip around 2000, when many modern dance music DJs switched to USB sticks, but otherwise their sales have only increased so far.
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Although the vinyl market is currently quite strong, mainly due to the older generation remembering true Hi-Fi. I feel that the upsurge will be short-lived as the new generation are all about convenience.
So you're saying the older generation is all about inconvenience - and that's better? I think it's more a matter of the modern day lifestyle being very busy and people wanting to be able to listen to music while commuting, walking/jogging or at work. However, I love the fact that vinyl is still around, despite that.
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Not quite. We are used to sitting around and listening to music. The modern generation are always on the move.
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Not quite. We are used to sitting around and listening to music. The modern generation are always on the move.
That's just 21st century life for lots of people. For example, in my case, I have a family to look after, as well as a demanding job, and seldom have time to sit down and listen to an LP or even a CD for that matter. Something I can look forward to for when I retire.
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