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Music Production Evolution: The Rise Of Digital vs. The Vinyl Revival — MusicTank

Music Production Evolution: The Rise Of Digital vs. The Vinyl Revival — MusicTank | Wiseband | Scoop.it

The unexpected sales success of music formatting last year has been labelled ‘The Vinyl Revival’.

Laura Creed, Superfi has delved into how and why the cult following for vinyl has resurfaced in this booming digital age.  Alongside this, she questions the popularity of digital and what this could mean for the music industry.

Below is an explanatory info graphic into the research findings.  Following the info graphic is further commentary to compliment the graphical representations of the study.


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Clae Wilson's curator insight, November 9, 2014 5:40 PM

The infographic in this article is really cool, as it gives a lot of great visual representations of how music sales have been shifting in past years. It shows that, while vinyl is still only a small sliver of total units sold, it's growing by leaps and bounds and has a very promising future.

Ryan Kowalkowski's curator insight, November 11, 2014 10:42 AM

There is a desire for music fans to own copies of their albums, but the debate over physical copies vs digital downloads if a finer line.

Christian Torres's curator insight, October 12, 2015 5:42 PM

Vinyls sale continue growing as the time pass, the Vinyl industry is back in the game again.

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Now That’s What I Call Saving The Music Industry: Surprise as digital sales of compilation albums grow

Now That’s What I Call Saving The Music Industry: Surprise as digital sales of compilation albums grow | Wiseband | Scoop.it
Downloading was supposed to mean the death of the compilation album. Because why would you want to buy the complete selection when you could cherry pick your favourite tracks?

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Pierre Priot's curator insight, April 30, 2013 4:15 PM

Now, that's what I call a cheap business.

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UK music retailers blame weak release schedule for 2013 sales decline

UK music retailers blame weak release schedule for 2013 sales decline | Wiseband | Scoop.it

UK retailers have blamed a decline in both albums and singles sales in 2013 on a “weak” music release schedule.

As reported yesterday, across physical and digital, UK album unit sales declined 6.4% to 94 million last year, while single sales dropped for the first time in recent history by 3.4% to 182.2m.

Annual revenue generated by singles sales was down 1.6% to £167.8m, while the albums market dropped 3.6% to £772.1m.


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Pierre Priot's curator insight, January 2, 2014 9:13 AM

Physical sales are going down and yet retailers don't blame piracy? That's something new.

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

Record Store Day Sales Reach New High | Music News | Rolling Stone | Wiseband | Scoop.it
Vinyl sales jump 36 percent over last year

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

every day should be record store day