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Vinyl Sales Up 38 Percent In 2014... - Digital Music News

Vinyl Sales Up 38 Percent In 2014... - Digital Music News | The Rebirth of Vinyl | Scoop.it
Vinyl Sales Up 38 Percent In 2014… Monday, July 7, 2014 by. Paul Resnikoff. vinyl2014b. 4.0 million LPs have been sold this year in the US alone, according to stats shared this morning by Nielsen Soundscan.
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This graph by Digital Music News shows the projected sales for vinyl records in 2014. By the end of the year, vinyl sales are expected to skyrocket beyond last years 15-year-high. Vinyl is making a comeback in a big, big way, and if it continues in this direction, vinyl will be the new-old way to listen to music.

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Vinyl records are regaining popularity in different genres and a new generation | Daily Bruin

Vinyl records are regaining popularity in different genres and a new generation | Daily Bruin | The Rebirth of Vinyl | Scoop.it
"With the music industry moving to digital, it’s hard to imagine anything gathering that much value these days. It seems reasonable to assume there will never be an original download MP3 for auction on eBay."

Via Yvan Boudillet, Trevor Parks
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This is a great article on how vinyl is totally defying the expectations of the music industry not only in terms of sales and popularity, but also in intangible value as well. It's about a guy who owns every record ever released by Pink Floyd on vinyl, and it makes a great point when it states that "It seems reasonable to assume there will never be an original download MP3 for auction on eBay." I think this is where a lot of the passion for records comes from. It's the ability to hold it in your hands or trade it with your friends.

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Trevor Parks's curator insight, November 6, 2014 1:34 PM

A wonderful article with a small story of a high school freshman collecting the entire Pink Floyd discography in vinyl and how it is an example of the rise in popularity of vinyl in recent years. The author is identified and has plenty of background information and credibility.

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Strictly on the record... The rebirth of the vinyl album

Strictly on the record... The rebirth of the vinyl album | The Rebirth of Vinyl | Scoop.it
Not only has vinyl made a comeback, but it has consolidated it – with sales of LPs doubling in 2013. Metro asks why a new generation of music fans have fallen in love with records.

Via Trevor Parks
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This article was written by Ross McGuinness for Metro.co.uk. It links not only to what he has written for Metro, but also to his personal website, his Google+ account and his Twitter. It's a great example of authenticity because you can find other work that the author has been a part of and see that he knows what he's talking about, as well as communicate with him one-on-one over Twitter and speak to him directly regarding his thoughts on the matter.

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Trevor Parks's curator insight, November 6, 2014 12:33 PM

Unlike the Music Tank article, this one only has one infographic (the one you see here), as well as a picture of John Cusack in High Fidelity being surrounded by vinyl LPs. As for the article itself, it seems very well informed despite the fact that there is not much information about the author who wrote is besides being the In Focus features editor for the website Metro.co.uk.

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The rebirth of records

The rebirth of records | The Rebirth of Vinyl | Scoop.it
RECORD Store Day is an annual event in which independent music shops in America and Britain celebrate their existence and the music they sell. This year's festival,...
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The Economist is one of the most well-respected publications in the business world. However, while there is a link to information regarding the event on which the article is focused, not much information is available on the author. Of course, The Economist's name alone speaks to his credibility as a writer and a reporter and the mere fact that he's writing for this publication speaks to it's authenticity.

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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 | The Rebirth of Vinyl | 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.

Via Trevor Parks
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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.

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Trevor Parks's curator insight, November 6, 2014 12:21 PM

Music Tank in my opinion is a very reliable source, considering the fact that it is a sector based network for the University of Westminster in England. As for the article itself, it contains many charts, graphs, and infographics that relate to the recent popularity and rise in sales of vinyl LPs. 

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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Jack White's 'Lazaretto' Debuts At No. 1, Sets Vinyl Sales Record

Jack White's 'Lazaretto' Debuts At No. 1, Sets Vinyl Sales Record | The Rebirth of Vinyl | Scoop.it
Lazaretto -- released on White's Third Man Records label through Columbia Records -- also sets the record for the largest sales week for a vinyl album since SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991. PHOTOS: Queen and ...
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The title pretty much nailed this one. Jack White's 'Lazaretto' (which is a masterpiece) debuted at number 1 on the Billboard charts, selling 138,000 copies, 40,000 of which are vinyl. The last record to come close to that was Vitalogy by Pearl Jam, which sold 34,000 vinyl units upon its debut in 1994.

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