Vinyl records outsell CDs in USA for first time since 1980s

Vinyl record sales surpass CDs in the U.S. for the first time since the 1980s

Plastic documents accounted for US$232.1 million of audio revenue in the first half of this calendar year, in comparison to CDs, that earned just $129.9 million, according to a report by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Yep, the last time the vinyl record medium outsold CDs was way back in 1986-the year Top Gun and Crocodile Dundee came out.

"Vinyl documents, also called" records pressed wax", were commonplace prior to other formats, including cassette tapes and CDs, be the favored way of listening to audio. At the first half 2020, vinyl sales was up 4 percent, while CD sales was down 48 percent, according to the RIAA. Will vinyls' resurgence continue? Since 2005, sales for vinyl have continued to grow. In all of 2019, vinyl sales accounted for $224.1 million worth of sales, which 2020 has already eclipsed halfway through the year. While we all had that one mate in the 2000s that insisted the sound quality was better on his dodgy record player, the format has been booming in recent years and bands are releasing cool and custom-designed vinyl LPs to keep up with the growing market for collectors.

It should be noted, at the same time, that sales of physical music media are still falling overall despite vinyl's popularity-in the first six months of 2020, total physical music sales decreased a steep 23%, to $376 million. Concerts and visits to music stores have all but disappeared.

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For streaming services only, more and more listeners are willing to pay to play.

The number of paid subscriptions increased 24% to more than 72 million on average.

U.S. listeners are also increasingly willing to pay for premium services to listen to music ad-free, up from 58.2m in the first half of 2019 to 72.1m in the same period this year.

It streams the dominant music format, accounting for more than 85% of the music industry's revenue.

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