DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that the seemingly obsolete vinyl records are actually resurging amidst the fast-growing digital trends in music? Vinyl records (also known as gramophone record) refers to an analog sound storage medium originated in France in the 19th century. This form used to be the primary medium used for music until phonographic cylinders took over the market as it gained popularity in the 20th century. If you are planning to collect a few, you might want to consider the difference in the sound produced of the black vinyl from the colored ones. Sound experts say that colored vinyl records tend to produce more noise than the black ones. In addition, colored records are more prone to damage so invest in a good player and a case that would help retain the value of it. An interesting note to consider is its surprising comeback in the music industry. According to a news on Forbes, vinyl record sales are not just simply growing—they are growing even faster each year paving the way for different production companies to make them rare and collectible. Moreover, in the recent Nielsen Music report, it revealed that the past 12 years, including 2017, had been the renaissance period for vinyl records because it experienced a consecutive growth in sales. Last 2017, its sales comprised 14% of all the physical album sales. Rock music dominated the music chart on Billboard’s Top 10 Best Selling Vinyl Albums of 2017 in the United States with The Beatle’s Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely-Hearts Club Band topping the list with a total of 72, 000 sales.