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Vinyl Makes A Comeback

Updated: 11:44, Tuesday July 12, 2005 (From http://www.sky.com/news)

Vinyl, once seen as a dying format in the music industry, is back in fashion – according to new sales figures. Sales of the records have shot up by 87.3% compared to the same three-month period last year.

The British Phonographic Industry says annual sales of vinyl singles are now approaching 1.4 million. In the twelve months up to March 31 this year, sales of the seven-inch hit the 1,380,000 mark.

This already represented a year-on-year improvement of 64%, and the best 12 months for vinyl since 1998.

New figures show that in the three months from April to June vinyl flew off the shelves even more rapidly.

Sales rose by 87.3% from 154,216 sales during April to June 2004 to 288,780 for the same period this year.

The improvement in fortunes of the seven-inch has been attributed to fans of British indie and rock bands, which are today’s big-hitters in the charts.

The vinyl top 20 is dominated by a new generation of rock acts, such as The Libertines, Babyshambles, Kaiser Chiefs and Franz Ferdinand.

Vinyl has remained popular with DJs, because they allow scratching and mixing.

There has also been more evidence from music stores that they are being brought for home use.

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It’s a pity is is so expensive!

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January 25, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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