Sales of Vinyl Record Albums Continue to Grow at a Rapid Pace in U.S.
According to Nielsen, vinyl album sales in the U.S. have grown a whopping 260% since 2009.
Last year, vinyl unit sales totaled 9.2 million, up from 6.1 million in 2013. And album sales between January and March of this year were 53% higher than during the comparable period last year, driven by a 66% increase in catalog album sales (released at least 18 months prior) during the same period.
But it’s not just the classic rock gods who are seeing vinyl sales lifts. Sales of current releases on vinyl are up 37% in the first three months of this year as well.
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