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It’s Cassette Week 2021 and Discogs has 1M for sale

Now through Saturday, October 16th is Cassette Week as organized by online store Tapehead City and supported by dozens of others involved in the resurgence of the format.

Many record labels release and re-release albums on cassette this week. You can find a full list of 2021 Cassette Week releases here and participating stores here.

Cassette sales have exploded alongside the meteoric resurgence in vinyl. In the UK cassette sales doubled during the pandemic with the US and other markets reporting similar increases.

Online music marketplace Discogs which listed 250,000 cassettes for sale in 2019 this week surpassed over 1.1M cassettes listed in the Discogs Database and over 1M cassettes for sale in the Discogs Marketplace.

Bruce Houghton is Founder and Editor of Hypebot and MusicThinkTank and serves as a Senior Advisor to Bandsintown which acquired both publications in 2019. He is the Founder and President of the Skyline Artists Agency and a professor for the Berklee College Of Music.

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