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Record Store Day Drives Impressive Sales Boost

image from"Record Store Day is a great way to shine the spotlight on the amazing experience that independent record stores bring to music consumers," David Bakula,SVP at Nielsen Entertainment,said in a statement. "With year-over-year growth, and exclusive packages in a format that consumers value with rich content, Record Store Day will continue to be an event that drives music consumers to independent record stores."  Check out these impressive stats:

  • Total album sales increased 60% over the previous week
  • Vinyl LPs at independent record stores sold 200,000 units vs. 147,000 units last year
  • 244,000 vinyl albums were sold during the entire week from all retailers
  • Vinyl albums were 37% of all album sales in any format that week
  • 14 vinyl albums sold more than 1,000 copies each
  • 82% of vinyl LPs last week were sold at independent record stores 
  • Album sales in all formats at indie stores was up 59% percent over sales from the previous week