Published On: September 16, 2020

Vinyl Sales Soar Past CDs in First Half of 2020

Published On: September 16, 2020

Vinyl Sales Soar Past CDs in First Half of 2020

Report: Vinyl revival continues with record sales accounting for 62% of total physical music revenue this year

This might be your sign to get that turntable you've been thinking about... assuming they're not sold out. The platters they play are certainly hot. The Recording Industry Association of America's 2020 mid-year report says that vinyl sales exceeded CD sales the first half of the year for the first time since the 1980s. Although vinyl accounted for only 4% of total recorded music revenue, that was partly due to COVID-19-related record store closures and amounted to 62% of total physical music revenues at $232 million. It seems as though the vinyl revival is in full swing.

Additional Resources
An Expert's Spin on Proper Vinyl Care at HomeTheaterReview.com
Audio-Technica Releases Versatile New Turntable at HomeTheaterReview.com
Andover Model-One Turntable Music System Reviewed at HomeTheaterReview.com
• Read the Mid-Year 2020 RIAA Revenue Statistics

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