Vinyl sales grew nearly 15 percent in 2018, continuing 13-year growth pattern

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What’s old is new — and thriving.

Though access to the world’s music catalog is easier than ever in 2019, fans continue to support a decades-old method of listening to their favorite artists: vinyl. United States vinyl sales in 2018 were up nearly 15 percent from their 2017 numbers, with 16.8 million records purchased last year. 2018 marked the 13th consecutive year that vinyl sales have grown, according to Nielsen Music, which has been tracking music sales since 1991.

Among these 16.8 million sold, albums like Fleetwood Mac‘s Rumours, The Beatles‘ Abbey Road, and Michael Jackson‘s Thriller notched top spots, with Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 tying Thriller for the No. 1 spot. In terms of singles, The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” took the top spot with 10,000 sales, with songs like Prince‘s “Nothing Compares 2 U” and Led Zeppelin‘s “Rock and Roll”/”Friends” taking the second and third spots, respectively.

H/T: Billboard

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SALES – “Off And On”

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SALES are an indie pop duo from Orlando, and their music is hushed and stripped-bare and oddly ritualistic. Their sound is somewhere between Galaxie 500 and the xx, with the dreaminess of the former, the rhythmic sophistication of the latter, and the quiet sense of intimacy of both. It’s a radically pretty sound, and it … More »

Vinyl Sales Hit Another Record Setting Year In 2017

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According to Neilson Music, 2017 was an all-time high for vinyl record sales during a one year period. Total sales were 14.32 million. This is up from the previous record made in 2016 of 13.1 million. If it seems strange that these high sales are being hit so long after the golden eras of vinyl,

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