Monday, January 6, 2014

Vinyl Sales Grow, But Albums Stagnate

We're starting to get the final music sales figures from 2013, and the biggest jump so far is with the vinyl album. As you can see from the chart below from Statista, the LP has been on a steady incline since 2007, but last year grew by 32% over 2012.

Albums in general haven't done so well though, as overall sales (including CD and digital) fell another 8.4% last year, slumping to 289 million units from 316 million in 2012.

That being said, remember that the big jump in vinyl still means there was only 6 million units sold! That's a drop in the bucket compared to the other music media.


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What do you attribute the rise in vinyl sales to? Given the poor quality of some of today's popular music, I doubt listeners care about the added audio quality with vinyl (i.e. I doubt Beiber fans are splurging on vinyl)


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