Under 25s are behind a surge in vinyl sales

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Under 25s are behind a surge in vinyl sales

Post by champion puffa » Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:23 pm

Under 25 year olds are the driving force behind the surge in sales for vinyl records over the past five years.


New research suggests 18 to 24-year-olds are buying more vinyl records than any other age group under fifty.


It comes as record shops prepare to celebrate Record Store Day on Saturday (20 April).


Hundreds of musicians are releasing one-off singles and albums to encourage fans to buy music in their local record shop.
Spencer Hickman is one of the organisers of Record Store Day in the UK.


He said: "It's like so many kids now coming into record stores, when you have Arctic Monkeys saying, 'We go to record shops, we buy vinyl', you can't ask for anything more than that."


At one shop in east London, 19 year old Alex is pricing up stock for Record Store Day, he explained why he buys vinyl: "The thing about playing a CD is you put it in, press the button and it plays.


"This sounds a bit corny but the artist has put so much effort in with vinyl you have to get it out of its sleeve, put the needle on and I think it's respectful."


http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/22208446

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Re: Under 25s are behind a surge in vinyl sales

Post by aize » Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:22 pm

champion puffa wrote: "The thing about playing a CD is you put it in, press the button and it plays.


"This sounds a bit corny but the artist has put so much effort in with vinyl you have to get it out of its sleeve, put the needle on and I think it's respectful."
I really like that quote, pretty spot on..

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Re: Under 25s are behind a surge in vinyl sales

Post by Traffic Cone » Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:53 pm

it's mostly for bands though the resurgence in vinyl though isn't it? makes sense cos it is the best medium for collectors. for DJs i think it's still dying...

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Re: Under 25s are behind a surge in vinyl sales

Post by champion puffa » Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:58 pm

Traffic Cone wrote:it's mostly for bands though the resurgence in vinyl though isn't it? makes sense cos it is the best medium for collectors. for DJs i think it's still dying...

100% agreed

the people buying vinyl are not dj's (unless they are mixing arctic monkeys with one direction) and i can't ever see a return in djs carrying / losing / paying for tunes from event to event again

but its all good in my opinion for collectors and music lovers

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Re: Under 25s are behind a surge in vinyl sales

Post by lemsip » Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:22 am

champion puffa wrote: the people buying vinyl are not dj's (unless they are mixing arctic monkeys with one direction)
I picked up some one direction remixes on vinyl for my daughter.

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Re: Under 25s are behind a surge in vinyl sales

Post by nebkins » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:54 am

Screw the under 25's!! Old fogies who like hardcore, techno and house are why vinyl never died in the 90's

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Re: Under 25s are behind a surge in vinyl sales

Post by Thrash » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:13 am

nebkins wrote:Screw the under 25's!!
Would love to... Problem is I'm married & I don't know any birds under 25 anymore. :D

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Re: Under 25s are behind a surge in vinyl sales

Post by rage » Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:20 am

If this is anything to go by some of the people buying records are DJs!

http://www.discogs.com/release/3395216

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