1st Quarter vinyl sales up 53% on last year

News / April 17, 2015

U.S. vinyl album sales between January and March of this year were 53% higher than they were in the same time period of 2014. New releases are up 37% from last year, but the big gains, according to the Nielsen report, is people buying back catalog items (66% increase).

They also stated that sales have increased 260% since 2009 and you can see the largest selling titles since 2010, below.

Again, graphics courtesy of Nielsen.

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Christopher Lantinen
Chris Lantinen is the owner and editor-in-chief of Modern Vinyl. Along with his modest collection of sad sounding records, he collects his share of soundtracks and previously adored indie up-and-comers. Chris is currently a professor of journalism and public relations at Edinboro University in the Erie, Pennsylvania area.

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