Vinyl record sales are soaring.
According to Nielsen Soundscan, sales of vinyl albums in 2009 have already topped the 2-million mark.
This beats 2008’s, 1.9 million, which means that 2009 sales of vinyl LPs are on target to be the highest since at least 1991, when Soundscan began tracking music sales.
Digital music sales aren’t doing too bad, either.
Total purchased album downloads are on pace to top last year’s figure of 65 million.
This is a cool trend. In my book, the perfect music format is Vinyl + MP3; you buy your nice big sexy album and you get a download code along with it.
What do you think about the resurgence of LP sales?
Is this just a vinyl fetish – or do you think vinyl actually offers a better way to get your music fix?
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