Talk about reverse technology… I would never have imagined LPs (long playing vinyl records) as still being popular. In 2008, vinyl LPs doubled in sales. I came across this article at “ComputerWorld” and thought I would share this with all of the baby boomers out there. You can read more about this at the “ComputerWorld” link below.
clipped from www.computerworld.com
Back to the future: Vinyl record sales double in ’08, CDs down
What’s old is new again when it comes to audio storage
By Lucas Mearian
January 2, 2009 (Computerworld) Audiophiles have long argued that vinyl records offer better sound quality than CDs or MP3s, but their stoic loyalty in the face of change was seen as little more than a nostalgic bias during the 25 years in which digital recordings came to dominate the music industry. In recent years, however, sales of LPs — that’s short for long-playing records, kids — have more than doubled online and are regaining overall market share, thanks to new converts looking for more than they can find in an MP3 selling for 99 cents online.
In 2008, 1.88 million vinyl albums were purchased, more than in any other year since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking LP sales in 1991. The previous record was in 2000, when 1.5 million LP albums were sold. More than two out of every three vinyl albums bought in 2008 were purchased at an independent music store, according to SoundScan.
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