"Vinyl sales up 14% in 2010 compared to 2009"

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"Vinyl sales up 14% in 2010 compared to 2009"

Post by Torque » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:51 pm

Still think it's a dead format?
I knew i wasn't crazy. Our numbers at Submerge went up too.
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Post by oblioblioblio » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:17 pm

i was at a festival a little while ago and I saw shitloads of people buying vinyl at the merchandise area.

i think dance music has definitely suffered, with the rise in mp3 culture.

But I think there are people who still believe in plastic.

personally i'm not sure what to do about vinyl. i'm a strong believer in analogue technolgy... it's layered and has multiple points of consciousness... computers can only see one bit at a time. Record stores are wonderful little islands and a point of contact and community. 74 minutes is quite a long time for a cd... having to turn the side and either jump straight in, or go make a cup of tea. That's pretty charming.

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Post by steevio » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:54 pm

nice one for sharing that torque,

i never lost faith for a second.

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Post by Roy Koch » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:27 pm

At least I contributed a little. Started buying vinyl since last year and already have quite a few records :)

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Post by patrick bateman » Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:47 am

I contributed too, I think I bought 5 vinyls in 2010!

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Post by Robot Criminal » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:13 am

Nice. I bought 15 yesterday.
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Post by tone-def » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:30 am

i'm going vinyl crazy. i only brought vinyl for DJ music but now i'm buying jazz/funk/soul records for home listening and sampling.

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Post by PsyTox » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:24 am

maybe being the devil's advocate a bit here, but isn't the "rise" simplest to do after a major fallback in 2009? I mean, it's like with car sales: have gone up 10% last year! But they forget they lost 20% the year before, so in absolute numbers it might be not so much of a difference from the previous periods.

Still, I'm all for it, starting to buy vinyl again too actually. Mostly stuff you can't find digitally, and that's quite a big chunk even in 2011 :)

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