DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that Vinyl records are making a comeback in the United States? In 2017, vinyl sales in the U.S. rose for the 12th straight year, according to Nielsen Music. That year saw Vinyl LP sales climb by 9 percent from the recent year. 2017 saw the vinyl market earn to a record-high 14.3 million albums. Popular online markets such as eBay and Discogs also showed double-digit vinyl gains. In under countries, vinyl sales also soared. There was a 27 percent sales increase in the UK and 22 percent in Canada. Just a few years earlier, it seemed like vinyl records were nowhere to be found. Around 2015, supplies at pressing plants can reach backlogs for as long as 6 months. However, over the past couple years, new enterprises have come out that began manufacturing vinyl presses. Companies like Newbilt and Viryl Technologies have offered music fans new avenues to buy vinyl records.
Despite the recent surge of vinyl sales, it still makes up a small portion of music sales as a whole. Vinyl sales make up just 11 percent of physical album sales according to Nielsen. However, numbers suggest that growth in LP sales have overtaken digital downloads. People are constantly looking for the best places to buy vinyl records. Vinyl is making an appearance in the mainstream after a decade of increasing sales in the U.S. and it looks like it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.