Vinyl Records Staging Comeback

Vinyl records are making a comeback.

Over the years, they have been replaced by cassette tapes, 8-track cartridges, compact discs, and then by digital music.

But sales of vinyl records are surging.

More than 19-million vinyl albums were sold in the first six months of this year, outselling CDs by around 300-thousand copies.

Vinyl record sales in 2021 are toping sales from the same time period in 2021, by 9 million.

In 2020, vinyl records surpassed CDs in sales in the U.S. for the first time in 34 years.




Close up of vinyl record isolated on white background.

Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR