Friday, 29 July 2011

Vinyl sales rose 55% in the UK in 2010

"Figures from the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) show a 55% increase in sales of vinyl LPs, led by the success of Radiohead's King Of Limbs.
Sales of vinyl albums increased to 168,296 units in the first half of 2011, compared with 108,307 in the same period of 2010, despite the fact that consumers pay £16.30 for an average vinyl album compared with £7.82 for CD albums and £6.80 for digital albums.
Leading the charge for first six months of 2011 was King of Limbs which sold 20,771 copies, compared to just 1,446 copies sold by the best-selling title in the same period last year, the vinyl edition of Paul Weller’s Wake Up The Nation.
The other major contributor was April’s Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent record shops, which features many exclusive vinyl releases."
Source:  Music Week, 27th July 2011

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