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Vinyl Lending Library Puts New Spin On Sharing Music

Vinyl Lending Library Puts New Spin On Sharing Music | Vinyl Popularity | Scoop.it
Vinyl records are back. According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (what a mouthful!), 2012 saw the highest vinyl sales in 16 years. I've seen this trend with my own eyes.

Via jean lievens
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"Shareable is an award-winning nonprofit news, action and connection hub for the sharing transformation."

Basically it's a news blog for today's events and issues. This article is focused on the return of the vinyl LP and a specific shop in London. "...the library was created to give people access to a wide variety of musical styles, allow them to borrow and share records, and to help build community around 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 | Vinyl Popularity | 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
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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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Clae Wilson's curator insight, November 9, 2014 6:02 PM

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

Music Production Evolution: The Rise Of Digital vs. The Vinyl Revival — MusicTank | Vinyl Popularity | 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.
Trevor Parks's insight:

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. 

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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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Designer | Blogger | Footwear Extraordinaire • newsweek: The number of vinyl records sold in...

Designer | Blogger | Footwear Extraordinaire • newsweek: The number of vinyl records sold in... | Vinyl Popularity | Scoop.it
newsweek:




The number of vinyl records sold in the U.S. in 2007: 1 million; The number of vinyl records sold in the U.S. in 2013: 6 million.


Looks like the old school is the new school once again.
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So this particular source is from the social media platform of Tumblr, but it can be traced back to Newsweek Magazine's website, which is usually a very reliable source. Also the author is identified and has plenty of educational background information. The article focuses on two numbers which are 1 million and 6 million. 1 million equals the total number of vinyl records sold in 2007, and 6 million the total number of records sold in 2013.

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

Strictly on the record... The rebirth of the vinyl album | Vinyl Popularity | 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.
Trevor Parks's insight:

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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Clae Wilson's curator insight, November 9, 2014 6:06 PM

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.