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Labels Introduce The Newest Album Format They’re Hoping You’ll Buy

Labels Introduce The Newest Album Format They’re Hoping You’ll Buy | Sounds | Scoop.it
The format wars were at their fiercest back when digital music and the internet was just a fledgling twinkle in the eye of Apple, Sony, et al. But just because the fight over superiority in mediums has leavened out over the decades it doesn’t mean that IT companies stop attempting to find ways to get consumers to re-buy their collections on a shiny new medium.
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BBC - Newsbeat - Vinyl sales at highest level for more than a decade

BBC - Newsbeat - Vinyl sales at highest level for more than a decade | Sounds | Scoop.it
Daft Punk, Arctic Monkeys and Vampire Weekend have helped vinyl records achieve their highest sales figures for more than a decade.
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Vinyl’s not dead, long live vinyl

Vinyl’s not dead, long live vinyl | Sounds | Scoop.it
The time when you sat at home, lit a candle, opened a bottle of wine and pulled out a nice black vinyl record of your choice to relax is history.
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The only things going against vinyl as a music format is storage and , in the green world we live in, the fact that it is a by-product of oil.  In terms of sound, it cannot be beaten unless you have an amazing sound system or fantastic headphones to retrieve the depth of the base, when listening on your mobile device or computer.

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Daniel DiRugeris's comment, August 2, 2015 12:44 PM
People who are audiophiles will always appreciate the sound of digital in a way but will come back to vinyl in a heartbeat because of the wholesome grooves. I agree with you Muriel but in a way, vinyls are being made so differently nowadays. Eco friendly vinyl. Yeah, I said it.
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David Byrne: 'The internet will suck all creative content out of the world'

David Byrne: 'The internet will suck all creative content out of the world' | Sounds | Scoop.it
“ The boom in digital streaming may generate profits for record labels and free content for consumers, but it spells disaster for today's artists, says David Byrne”
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Vinyl's growth brings need for turntables

Vinyl's growth brings need for turntables | Sounds | Scoop.it
Persistent sales growth of vinyl records over the last several years has led to the recent resurgence of the turntable, as well.

 

This article from the USA Today talks about how the increase in sales for vinyl records has caused an increased need for record players (Duh!).  The stats are undeniable, vinyl sales have increased in sales for the past 6 years.  What is confusing is that the equipment to play vinyl should be obsolete, but it is actually increasing in demand and need. 

 

What this article argues, in particular, is that persistent sales growth of vinyl records seems promising to indicate that vinyl is actually making a legitimate comeback.  However, what is arguably more indicative that vinyl is here to stay is the fact that the turntable has had a recent resurgence as well.  This is the first year that turntables achieved growth that parallels that of vinyl records.  "About 54,000 turntable units sold in 2011, an increase of 1.9 percent" after falling 9 of the last 11 years. 

 

Analog music format and the tools to play that are on the rise.  All of this indicates that vinyl is a fad that is becoming something more.


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