Vinyl is Back in Vogue

In an era of audio streaming and other digital music platforms, you wouldn't see a lot of people consuming their music through vinyls. But you would be surprised that vinyl records are actually about to outsell CDs for the first time since the 1980s.

Nearly $224 million worth of vinyl records were purchased in the first half of 2019, a nearly 13 percent increase from the same time frame in 2018. People bought $247 million worth of CDs, which is still ahead of record sales but only a .8 percent increase from last year.
The reason record sales might outpace CDs, however, is because of the growth in the second half of 2018 — Rolling Stone points out record sale revenue grew by nearly 13 percent in the second half of 2018, and CD sales experienced little to no growth.

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