Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Vinyl Sales Up 39% in 2011

According to Neilsen soundscan reportings, vinyl record sales are up 39% in 2011. Now this doesn't reflect all labels as some reports are not even directed to their service such as ours. We don't even worry about barcodes on some releases as they are going directly to the fans. There is a huge push for vinyl in fan packaging demand, but a majority of the music still sold is by CD. Also, it would be interesting to see what albums are the top sales for these numbers. A lot of albums are being reissued and hearing that the Black Keys are reaching gold status for their new album, with 3% being sold in vinyl that roughly accounts for around 15,000 vinyl albums sold. Damn cool for sure, and those vinyl junkies out there are in hog heaven.

Vinyl record sales in 2011, from Digital Music News