The Vinyl Resurrection: A Progress Report

There were several occasions over the last twenty years where the vinyl record appeared headed for total extinction. But lately, it’s been on the biggest resurrection since Lazarus. Take a look at this sales graph of worldwide vinyl sales. While the format still accounts for a tiny, tiny slice of the overall music industry revenues, it’s definitely a bright spot.

Infographic: Vinyl Comes Back From Near-Extinction | Statista

You will find more statistics at Statista

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “The Vinyl Resurrection: A Progress Report

  • November 20, 2014 at 8:41 am
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    Is there a place to go and get any high quality digital album (or mix) made into a high quality one-off vinyl record? There’s certainly some 90s albums that are worthy of ‘vinyl-ifying’. Could even become an artsy culture of creating your own covers and liners, etc…The vinyl album that could’ve been and such…. A great addition to our re-mix and DIY culture.

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  • November 24, 2014 at 11:13 am
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    Ah, the illusion that *owning* the medium makes you a better music lover, not to mention a cooler person.
    The new vinyl resurgence is nothing but hype pumped by the majors and hype mongers like Urban Outfitter$

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