A few months back, we wrote a piece on the comeback of vinyl. Vinyl sales were up 40% while paid download sales were down. The end of 2014 didn’t seem to hurt vinyl sales one bit. Nielson SoundScan found that by the end of 2014, vinyl sales had hit 9.2 million, which was a “52 percent jump from 2013 figures”, according to Gizomodo. Paid download sales were still down as there has been an increase in online streaming from websites such as Pandora and Spotify.
While paid dowload sales has slowed, vinyl is still seen as a “worthwhile way to own music”. Consumers not only want to go to the record store, they like the authentic sound that comes from listening to vinyl: it’s an experience one can’t get listening to a CD or streaming their music online.
We’ve always had a fondness for vinyl at Grace Digital, which is why we created the Tunewriter III. This multi-functioning music system is equipped with a unique recording feature that allows you to record your music from vinyl, cassette, or AUX directly to your PC or Mac. Now, you can take your favorite music and download them to your computer. With the Tunewritter III, you’re able to get the music experience and sound you love from your vinyl and listen to it directly from your computer, making your music experience that much better.