Vinyl has undergone a resurgence that few in the music industry were fully prepared for, with year-on-year sales growing by 53 per cent in 2016, to total more than 3.2 million, according to the BPI. This revival contrasts starkly with sales of CDs and downloads, which are plummeting.
The truth is there’s nothing quite like the crackle of vinyl as the speakers warm up. Mp3 files are ridiculously compressed — you don’t get that with vinyl. It’s one of the purest (and coolest) ways to listen to music.
On a segment on this mornings “The Today Show”’s Al Roker gave us the low down on the comeback of vinyl records. Roker made a stop at the Third Man Records location in Nashville, chatting to manager (Jack White’s nephew) Ben Blackwell about the resurgence in vinyl’s popularity. He also goes to the United Record Pressing plant in Nashville; check out the video below.
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