Kurze, aber nicht ganz uninteressante Randnotiz. In UK wurden für das Jahr 2014 bis heute so viele Alben in Form von Schallplatten verkauft, wie das letzte Mal im Jahr 1996. Somit vor 18 Jahren. Wer hätte das vor 5-6 Jahren für möglich gehalten? Ich nicht.
Pink Floyd’s ambient swansong The Endless River is the fastest-selling vinyl release this century, shifting 6,000 copies in its first week of sales, according to new figures from the BPI. That’s the highest first-week sales of any vinyl album released since 1997, making it the fastest-selling vinyl album this century. The biggest-selling vinyl album of the year remains Arctic Monkeys’ AM (which was in fact released in 2013).
The vinyl industry is now worth around £20 million a year, according to the boss of the Official Chart Company, who has revealed that the body will soon launch a weekly vinyl chart.
“In an era when we’re all talking about digital music, the fact that these beautiful physical artefacts are still as popular as they are is fantastic,” said charts chief Martin Talbot. ”Only five years ago this business was worth around £3m a year. This year it’s going to be worth £20m.”