Sunday, April 14, 2013

Are Cassettes The New Vinyl?

Every time you think the novelty has worn off the resurgence of the lowly cassette, it seems to come roaring back again. As unlikely as it seems in this age of instant access libraries of millions of songs online, this technology from the last century still has some life.

The great Hypebot blog recently posted an article regarding the number of cassette-related articles found in a Google search, which showed the revival still gaining speed. That's difficult to quantify in numbers, since most units are distributed by micro-labels who only do limited runs and don't report to SoundScan.

That said, this report and video from the Wall Street Journal shows the mindset of the typical cassette buyer and seller very well.


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