Vinyl Records are a 1B industry!

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  1. Gaastra

    Gaastra Well-Known Member

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  2. smkspy

    smkspy Remember true fans

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    Yep, urban outfitters ushered in the hipster Vinyl revolution. They're even trying to do it with tapes too.
     
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    fuck yeah, hipsters are keeping it alive single handedly.

    i like vinyls. they're cool collectibles.
     
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    I doubt it's so much hipsters as it is nostalgia from older Americans and genuine interest from the younger generations.
     
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    Don't care much for any singers in the 80s/90s but I would totally buy records with my favorite artist/songs on it!
     
  6. Gaastra

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    My books a million has the first half of the store as nothing but records! One day I was in there a bunch of teens were looking through them buying records! Wal-mart and target here sell record players!
     
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    It sounds like better news than it actually is. Yes, vinyl sales overall have accumulated that total when combined (which is still a FAR cry from what total tangible music sales used to be), but what the article (and labels and bands) don't highlight is how much fewer copies each individual release sells. Most labels now don't even need to press more than 500-1000 units - of small AND large bands alike - and still rarely even sell out of all those copies.

    Fact remains that despite this fad resurgence of vinyl being "cool" again and whatever, digital sales still absolutely dominate all forms of physical sales on a near 100/1 ratio, and labels/bands nowadays are not seeing the sales, profits or returns anywhere remotely close to what they were even 10 years ago, let alone beyond that. CD & vinyl copies are now mademore for collector's sake of some fans getting a physical copy of their favorite bands/albums than they are for mass music store unit sales.
     
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    I put away the Christmas tree back into my storage shed over the Holiday weekend and while doing so, I noticed all of my vinyl collection in the corner. I have a giant tub of records, mostly pop and soul and still have several 45's in the collection as well. Too bad my Technics turntable died a silent death long ago. I thought about donating my record collection to Goodwill, but figured I'd hold onto it in case I could find a decent player for cheap.
     
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    What sucks is the cost of new records. I really wanted a few, but I refuse to pay $30-60 for 'the experience'.
     
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    Team Jetfire Pop-POP!

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    Hard to say. CBV's biggest obstacle was that this wasn't anything they ever done before. The guy who ran it only opened it a few years ago during the peak of the 'resurgence', and that's risky as hell if the production & infrastructure isn't already in place. Clearly he bit off more than he could chew, and now a bunch of bands/labels are suffering for it.

    Elsewhere in Canada (and the world), manufacturing plants either couldn't accommodate the vinyl requests at all since they literally retired the equipment, or got SO overrun with orders that they couldn't/can't keep up due to there being so few plants that can/will even do it anymore. Add to that, a lot of them had to gamble on whether or not to re-invest in their machines because, again, they've literally been under tarps for 10-20 years. And then on top of all that, many just don't/can't make quality vinyl, not to mention how much they (have to) charge for small runs to be manufactured.

    This all WILL burn out again - it's just a matter of time. There will of course always be bands/labels that make CD's and vinyl and people that will still buy them, but their numbers keep shrinking. And labels DO know this. Even mainstream ones are barely even making jewel cases anymore - now all you see are flat wallet cases that contain a disc and maybe a double-sided insert, sold for bare bottom pricing. The days of 16-20-36 page booklets with/in elaborate packaging are gone. Big labels can still take the hit, but small indies can't keep affording it... hence why they (and manufacturing plants... and distributors... and of course stores) keep closing on a regular basis. It's pretty sad when Walmart & Target of all places are the main go-to's for basic music selection anymore.
     
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    Personally, I'll never buy music that isn't on physical media. If i pay for it, i want to be able to hold it.
     
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    On top of that, new vinyl is being sold at highly inflated prices, $25 being at the low end, $35 being more typical. There was a poll a few months back where around 50% of the people buying vinyl admitted they didnt actually listen to them but rather used them for decoration (to be fair, I believe this was only in the UK). And in top of that, the actual numbers sold are pitiful compared to how they were selling 25+ years ago. It just shows that physical media is in its desperate death throes more than anything else.
     
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    I just got my first Vinyl the other day, Trilogy by Carpenter Brut. Sold out pretty quick, about 20 minutes, so glad that I got it. I used to like getting CDs for the physical collection aspect, but I never actually listen to CDs on a CD player so getting Vinyls as collectables makes more sense. I don't have a record player myself, but my dad does so I'll get use out of them when I see him.
     
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    Big companies keep fucking up physical media with asinine tricks and then blame everybody but themselves for the results. Film at 11.
     
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    nothing quells my thirst for sound like the cackle of Pornography before the music kicks in. Shivers.

    (the Cure album titled Pornography fyi)
     
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    You just get a "forever pass" on anything you say ever, because you referenced The Cure's "Pornography". "Disintegration" will always be THE standard for me, followed by "Wish" and "Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me", but still... mad respect.
     
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    In terms of data storage, tapes have yet to be beaten.
     
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    Brother you know if we ever butt heads on here I'll forever love you. We'll always have the music <3

    Disintegration is my favourite album too! BUT I will stubbornly claim Just Like Heaven is the greatest love song ever conceived.
     
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    Bands make their money off Ticket Sales, always have.