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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 | Music business | 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.


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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? 

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How Vinyl and iPods Ganged Up to Kill the Audio CD

How Vinyl and iPods Ganged Up to Kill the Audio CD | Music business | Scoop.it
NPR reported that CD sales tanked in 2010 , particularly among younger buyers. The trend suggests ...
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Amazon Expands AutoRip To Include Support For Vinyl

Amazon Expands AutoRip To Include Support For Vinyl | Music business | Scoop.it
It's not a belated April Fools' Day joke (I think?), but today Amazon announced that it will expand its recently launched service called Amazon AutoRip to support vinyl records in addition to CDs.
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