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Record Store Day sales hit record high

Record Store Day sales hit record high | The Vinyl Comeback | Scoop.it
Record Store Day, established to boost the bottom lines of independent record stores, saw its sales boom Saturday, with many outlets reporting their biggest shopping bonanzas ever. Album sales were up 91% over the previous week
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Demand and popularity of vinyl records has lead to the creation of Record Store Day, which has become a celebration of the independent record store. Sales of vinyl records is not limited to independent artists, but runs the gamut from vintage records, to new independent artists, to popular modern artists.

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The baffling revival of the vinyl LP

The baffling revival of the vinyl LP | The Vinyl Comeback | Scoop.it
In a bleak year for music sales, vinyl was a rare bright spot
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This article uses a line graph that indicates the drastic increase in vinyl record sales in recent years. The graph indicates that in 2013, record sales are four times that of the highest previous peak in 1999-2000.

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Vinyl Records Are Making a Comeback

Vinyl Records Are Making a Comeback | The Vinyl Comeback | Scoop.it
Vinyl records almost disappeared after CDs were introduced, but they’re making a comeback — and a surprising number of LP buyers are young listeners.
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Vinyl albums are being reissued, and new vinyl albums are being pressed, not for nostalgic reasons, but because they are selling. Though only 1.4% of the actual market, sales on vinyl albums is increasing while CD sales are decreasing.

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Record Store Day: Just How Big Is the Big Vinyl Resurgence?

Record Store Day: Just How Big Is the Big Vinyl Resurgence? | The Vinyl Comeback | Scoop.it
While vinyl's ascension has moved beyond the realm of cool into an important moneymaker for key niches in the U.S.
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Billboard has recognized that vinyl records has become a moneymaker in the industry. However, Billboard mentions that in the overall scheme, compared to CD and downloads, sales are not that impressive. 

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unbound :: iPod Beware: Vinyl Records are Making a Comeback

unbound :: iPod Beware: Vinyl Records are Making a Comeback | The Vinyl Comeback | Scoop.it
Vinyl records are regaining popularity, especially among young adults. This is surprising given the state of the U.S. economy and our society’s preference for “on-the-go” items.
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This article discusses primarily some of the nostalgic aspects of using vinyl albums compared to downloaded mp3s. The article describes the process of putting on a record as "captivating." There certainly is a more involved process that may make one feel more in tune with their music.

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Music lovers in a spin as vinyl makes a comeback - Scotsman

Music lovers in a spin as vinyl makes a comeback - Scotsman | The Vinyl Comeback | Scoop.it
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Music lovers in a spin as vinyl makes a comeback
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The seventh annual event saw 240 local shops host in-store performances for vinyl music fans.
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Vinyl is not only making a comeback in the United States, but also as far away as Scotland. The article mentions that vinyl still only counts for a small percentage of overall sales, but is enjoying a boost in popularity nonetheless.

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