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     December 18, 2020      #47-353 KDJ
 

Vinyl albums break records; where to buy LPs

Taylor Leddin
tleddin@daily-journal.com


This year, vinyl records have outsold CDs in the United States for the first time since the 1980s.

Vinyl records accounted for $232.1 million of music sales in the first half of the year, compared to CDs, which brought in only $129.9 million, according to Nielsen Music and MRC Data’s midyear report. As the year continued, they found vinyl sales went through the roof for Black Friday, with 1.25 million albums sold between Nov. 27 and Dec. 3.

For years, vinyl records were serving as a dust-collecting item more so than a collector’s item. But just as fashion is cyclical, the same has become true of nostalgic items and retro ...

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