Last year, vinyl album sales in the US surpassed those of CDs for the first time in 34 years, and new data suggests that things are set to continue that way. In the first six months of 2021, vinyl sales across the United States grew by 108%, whereas CD sales were only up a slight 2.2% according to analytics firm MRC Data.
Over in the United States, album sales have plummeted amid the on-going coronavirus pandemic and figures show they are lowest they have been in over 60 years. Although you might still think the numbers are pretty high, only an estimated 1.52 million albums were sold during the week starting March 19th, according to entertainment media brand Billboard. They have recognised that both
It's not uncommon today that electronic gadgets and even the virtual world have been replacing things from our "real world". Video stores have lost space for online videos. Physical books were exchanged for ebooks, online events bring people from all over the world together in one place to discuss and of course, with music, this would be no different. With
The sale of vinyl records is seeing a boom in terms of its own sales and the sales that the associated industries are experiencing. Although the trend has been on the track since 2006, and 2015 saw a staggering 32% rise from 1988 figures to a tune of $416 million, the latest sale statistics from the British Phonographic Industry are ready to
It is undoubtedly clear that, apart from facing stiff competition in terms of being a music sales platform from the likes of Apple's iTunes and Google's Google Play, Beatport has more or less pioneered and made Electronic Music its own forte. And if the recent report from last week's International Music Summit tells us anything, it is that Beatport has