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Record Store Day celebrates vinyl sales up on CDs 1st since 1987

Music lovers all over the world will got here together on Saturday to have a good time Record Store Day.

Conceived in 2007 to spotlight the cultural significance of independent record stores and have a good time vinyl record culture, the occasion was honoured with live performances, special vinyl releases, artiste meet-and-greets, and other events going down at record stores across the globe.

One in all the unique objectives of Record Store Day — keeping vinyl records alive — isn’t any longer a priority, though, as they’re alive and well. In reality, vinyl album sales in the US surpassed CD sales for the primary time since 1987 last 12 months.

There’s an old adage in Germany reminding people to be nice to others on their road to fortune and fame, because you usually meet twice: “Once on the way in which up and once on the way in which down.” The identical rings true for music recording media, because the CD is now awkwardly waving hello to vinyl records, which it once drove to close extinction.

In line with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), 41 million vinyl records were sold within the US last 12 months, up from just 1.3 million in 2007 — the 12 months that Record Store Day was conceived. Meanwhile, CD album sales plummeted from 500 million units in 2007 to simply 33.4 million last 12 months, marking the primary time in 35 years that vinyl had the upper hand against its digital descendant.

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