The music industry in the digital context
325 views | +0 today
Follow
The music industry in the digital context
Initially articles used for my master thesis. Passionate about music and new technologies, I have continued gathering news about this subject :)
Curated by Mamzell
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Mamzell from Kill The Record Industry
Scoop.it!

Vinyl sales are still on the rise in 2015, fueling a revival that keeps pointing up

Vinyl sales are still on the rise in 2015, fueling a revival that keeps pointing up | The music industry in the digital context | Scoop.it
It looks like the vinyl resurgence isn’t going away any time soon. In fact, for 2015, it may be getting stronger. Vinyl album sales between January and March of this year were 53 percent higher than the first three months of 2014, according to a recent Nielsen report.

Via Pierre Priot
more...
Pierre Priot's curator insight, April 23, 2015 6:42 AM

US Vinyl sales hit 9.2 million units in 2015 - highest figure in 20 years!

Rescooped by Mamzell from Kill The Record Industry
Scoop.it!

Vinyl’s difficult comeback | John Harris

Vinyl’s difficult comeback | John Harris | The music industry in the digital context | Scoop.it
In the first half of 2014, officially registered sales of vinyl in the US stood at around 4m, confirming an increase of more than 40% compared to the same period in 2013. In the UK, this year’s accredited sales will come in at around 1.2m, more than 50% up on last year. That may represent a tiny fraction of the industry’s estimated sales of recorded music, but still, a means of listening to music essentially invented in the 19th century and long since presumed to be dead is growing at speed, and the presses at Optimal – along with similar facilities smattered across the UK, mainland Europe, the US and beyond – are set to grind and pump on, into the future.

Via Pierre Priot
more...
Pierre Priot's curator insight, January 7, 2015 3:25 PM

Great story about the Optimal vinyl pressing factory (Röbel, Germany) and in-depth analysis of the wax comeback 

Rescooped by Mamzell from Kill The Record Industry
Scoop.it!

Vinyl Sales Increase 17.7% Since 2011 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Vinyl Sales Increase 17.7% Since 2011 [INFOGRAPHIC] | The music industry in the digital context | Scoop.it
Despite the climb in digital music downloads, consumers are getting back to vinyl. More than 4.6 million records were sold in 2012, a 17.7% increase from 2011.

Via Pierre Priot
more...
Pierre Priot's curator insight, September 27, 2013 10:01 AM

Infographic: the neverending glorious days of vinyl LPs!

Rescooped by Mamzell from Kill The Record Industry
Scoop.it!

Record Store Day Sales Reach New High | Music News | Rolling Stone

Record Store Day Sales Reach New High | Music News | Rolling Stone | The music industry in the digital context | Scoop.it
Vinyl sales jump 36 percent over last year

Via Pierre Priot
more...
Pierre Priot's curator insight, April 26, 2013 11:58 AM

every day should be record store day

Rescooped by Mamzell from Kill The Record Industry
Scoop.it!

Digital May Dominate Music Consumption, But Majority of Vinyl Buyers Are 35 and Under

Digital May Dominate Music Consumption, But Majority of Vinyl Buyers Are 35 and Under | The music industry in the digital context | Scoop.it

At Amoeba Music, the hangar-size rock 'n' roll Mecca on Los Angeles' Sunset Boulevard, something ­surprising happened just before Christmas in 2013. After a few years of ­moderate growth, vinyl records started flying off the shelves in serious quantities for the first time since CDs took over in the late 1980s. Powered by Daft Punk's Random Access Memories and ­classic rock reissues, LP sales "exploded" that November, ­according to Amoeba GM Rik Sanchez. "It's just continued since -- it's substantial, a really heavy spike," he says. "Having a record in your hand is just way cooler than having a file in your iPod."

 

 


Via Pierre Priot
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Mamzell from Kill The Record Industry
Scoop.it!

The truth about selling vinyl; independents react to Amazon’s 745% rise in record sales

The truth about selling vinyl; independents react to Amazon’s 745% rise in record sales | The music industry in the digital context | Scoop.it

It’s been another strong week for Amazon. First they announce a 100% rise in vinyl sales on last year from their UK outpost Amazon.co.uk, then they unleash the headline-grabbing stat that US sales of physical records are up 745% since 2008. And yet, perhaps the greatest success of the last seven days has been cosmetic rather than economic – Amazon’s gains are being celebrated as positive for the music industry at large.


Via Pierre Priot
more...
Pierre Priot's curator insight, November 16, 2013 10:37 AM

What shoud we expect from Amazon's tremendous vinyl sales rise?
Is Amazon about to kill independent vinyl retailers? 

Rescooped by Mamzell from Kill The Record Industry
Scoop.it!

Whole Foods is selling vinyl records now, naturally

Whole Foods is selling vinyl records now, naturally | The music industry in the digital context | Scoop.it

There's a stereotype about Whole Foods shoppers, and the grocery store appears happy to play to it: five of its Los Angeles locations are now stocking vinyl records on their shelves beside the organic legumes and GMO-free produce that you'd normally expect to find at the supermarket. Shoppers at those stores will see a "wide selection" of LPs, including records from Daft Punk, Bob Marley, and The Rolling Stones. The grocery store will also be selling headphones from LSTN, all of which feature earpieces lined with recycled wood...


Via Pierre Priot
more...
Pierre Priot's curator insight, August 25, 2013 10:40 AM

I went shopping for organic vegetables and came back with a stack of vinyl. A dream come true.

Rescooped by Mamzell from Kill The Record Industry
Scoop.it!

The IFPI’s Recording Industry in Numbers report shows vinyl sales’ best year since 1997

The IFPI’s Recording Industry in Numbers report shows vinyl sales’ best year since 1997 | The music industry in the digital context | Scoop.it

According to the IFPI‘s (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) annual Recording Industry in Numbers report, sales of vinyl records last year hit $177 million, their highest level since 1997.


Via Pierre Priot
more...
Pierre Priot's curator insight, April 11, 2013 4:41 AM

Only the fool would release a CD album today.