It seems remarkable that vinyl LP records have made such a comeback, let alone now have sales that are higher than digital downloads.
As The Vinyl Factory reports, ERA have provided figures that show that, in week 48 of 2016, £2.4m was spent on vinyl, while only £2.1m was spent on the digital download of albums. The figures significantly contrast with the statistics that were recorded at this time last year, when only £1.2m was spent on vinyl albums while digital downloads racked up an eye-watering £4.4m worth of sales.
What’s also stunning in that paragraph is that digital music sales have halved in a year, a sign of the impact streaming services are having, it seems.
How that will change the music industry will bear watching, as well as listening.