Tuesday, June 23, 2009
VINYL SALES INCREASE
Vinyl continues to rock on! According to Nielsen SoundScan, overall U.S. vinyl sales have risen by 50% in just the first five months of the year. With more than 1 million vinyl records sold, compared to 701,000 copies sold last year around the same time, vinyl sales are projected to reach 2.8 million in 09. Rock albums seem to be the most popular with vinyl lovers accounting for more than 70% of all vinyl sold. Country albums which sold just 5,000 vinyl copies last year in the first 5 months, have already tripled that benchmark with 15,000 vinyl albums sold.