Vinyl Albums Show 37% Increase In 2015 Prior To Record Store Day
Last year, vinyl unit sales totaled 9.2 million, a 6.1 million increase in 2013. With 2015's vinyl sales up 37% in the first three months of the year, and the growing popularity of Record Store Day (which is tomorrow – go buy something) it looks as though digital music is going to have to work a little harder to kill off the legend that is vinyl records.
Music aficionados unrelenting demand for vinyl albums was reflected by a Nielson study showing sales between January and March of this year have experienced an uptick of 37% from the same time period last year. According to Nielsen, vinyl album sales in the U.S. have grown a whopping 260% since 2009 and show no sign of waning.
Worth respectably noting, last year, vinyl unit sales totaled 9.2 million. With such significant growth in sales already reported for 2015 before Record Store Day, there could arguably be vinyl renaissance of sorts on the horizon. Want to see it happen? Find an independent record store tomorrow and go buy some music.
Not sure what to buy? Billboard has a list of the most popular selections: