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Vinyl Album Sales In The UK Outstrip Digital Downloads

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It seems remarkable that vinyl LP records have made such a comeback, let alone now have sales that are higher than digital downloads.
From NME:

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.

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