Vinyl Will Outsell CDs for the First Time Since 1986

Vinyl Will Outsell CDs for the First Time Since 1986

CD sales have been tanking ever since streaming became a thing.  And soon, for the first time since 1986, we’ll be spending more on VINYL RECORDS than we are on CDs. 

 

The Recording Industry Association of America released its mid-year report.  And people have spent almost as much on records this year as CDs . . . $224 million in the first half of 2019, compared to $248 million on compact discs.

 

 

CD sales were basically stagnant, while vinyl record sales were up 13%.  One of the most popular bands to buy on vinyl is . . . The Beatles.  Last year, we bought over 300,000 of their records on vinyl.