In the past 10 years, the sales of vinyl records have been spiking upwards, surprisingly going against the contemporary narrative that the streaming platform for music has been phasing out physical music media rapidly. According to CNBC.com (http://www.cnbc.com/2015/11/06/why-millennials-are-buying-more-vinyl-records.html), recent sales of vinyl records are the highest they’ve been in nearly 30 years:
“In 2014, more than 13 million vinyl long-playing albums, or LPs for short, were sold in America. And the first half of 2015 is showing similar sales strength with more than 9 million LPs sold, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. The association says the last time it has seen such high LP sales was a quarter century ago, in 1989.”
With prominent vendors such as amazon.com and Urban Outfitters giving noticeable promotion to vinyl records, the format has definitely gained noticeable visibility as of late. If you’ve found yourself interested in the vinyl revival, Record Store Day (http://www.recordstoreday.com/) is a great yearly event held at brick-and-mortar record shops around the nation to get that collection started with exclusive record colors, reissues and more from notable musicians both new and old.