As reported by Billboard, vinyl record sales had their biggest sales week in history, with 1.842 million vinyl records being sold during the week ending on December 24th. It’s been a historic sales month for vinyl overall with the previous record being the week prior, with 1.445 million vinyl records being sold between December 10th and December 17th. So maybe this will be why when we can all party again together, we need to share all the vinyl we collected since the last time we could be in the same room together.
Consequence of Sound reported that 2020 has been a shifting year for physical media, which saw vinyl outsell CD’s for the first time in 34 years. This shift in physical musical sales occurred in the four weeks of September. Yes, a majority of us may consume our music through streaming nowadays but it does feel endearing to feel that special audible glow coming from a record player.
Jack White has made it his mission to put out great music on vinyl with his successful Third Man Records. His former band the White Stripes is releasing their ‘Greatest Hits’ collection and to celebrate they have an incredible contest to win their entire catalog on vinyl plus a $300 U-Turn Orbit Turntable with Built-in Pre Amp. You can enter to win here and note you can enter your info at the bottom of the page.
Now just imagine how busy the next Record Store Day is going to be next year now?