Surprised? We’re not.
This week Billboard reported the information and sales tracking numbers provided by Nielsen Music, who released its Q3 report and revealed that 2017 vinyl sales have already done better than 2016’s numbers, with a quarter to spare.
Nielson analyzed data from album sales in the United States and proclaimed that while physical and digital album sales have dropped, vinyl has not. Unsurprisingly CD sales have continued to fall, dropping 19.9 percent this year, while vinyl sales increased by 3.1 per cent, nearing 10 million unites sold.