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Amazon vinyl sales up 745 percent since 2008, but it won't save music

Amazon vinyl sales up 745 percent since 2008, but it won't save music | Music business | Scoop.it
Here's more fodder for those who argue that a large number of consumers still want physical media: vinyl sales at Amazon are up 745 percent from five years ago, the company said this morning....
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Jonathan Smith's curator insight, October 11, 2013 4:01 PM

With the sales on vinyl up 725%, surprisingly enough this isnt a lot. Vinyls are only 2% of purchases in music, with the highest digital and online streaming services.

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Good News: Indie Retail Sales Jumped 13 Percent Over Thanksgiving...

Good News: Indie Retail Sales Jumped 13 Percent Over Thanksgiving... | Music business | Scoop.it

"That's according to preliminary stats shared this morning by StreetPulse, which tracks US-based indie music retailers. The early figures are specifically for 'Black Friday,' the shopping snarl that traditionally ensues after turkey day. "Independent retail music sales were up 12.59 percent for Black Friday," StreetPulse CEO John Weston told Digital Music News, while promising more concrete, complete stats over the next day or so."

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