That’s right, vinyl is making a comeback. With vinyl sales growing 40% to 4 million units, according to a mid-year report done by Nielson Soundscan, vinyl is on the rise. The report, which was mentioned in Gizmodos’s article about vinyl’s upward surge, also noted the decrease in album sales and found that on-demand streaming, such as Spotify was up 42%. While album sales are steadily decreasing, vinyl sales are on the rise, growing just as fast as on-demand streaming audio.
In a digital age where many people get their music online, the question becomes why are vinyl sales steadily rising and album sales steadily decreasing? For many, the answer is the experience that comes along with vinyl. Vinyl, for many, brings an intimate experience that one couldn’t get with a CD or digital version of music.
At Grace Digital, we’ve always had a love for vinyl, 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.
The upward surge of vinyl sales shows that vinyl isn’t leaving anytime soon. While digital downloads may offer a convenience, they will not offer the same experience as vinyl.