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Vinyl album sales in the UK could reach 3.5 million this year

It'd be the highest amount in 20 years

  • Dave Turner
  • 9 June 2016

UK vinyl album sales are still surging, apparently set to surpass the three million mark before the end of the year.

BPI (British Recorded Music Industry) has revealed the number of units sold could reach the highest amount for the first time in 20 years, following news that streaming services are encouraging people to buy physical records.

Gennaro Castaldo, Director of Communications at BPI, said: “Sales of vinyl have risen dramatically since their low point in 2007, with over two million LPs purchased last year for the first time in more than two decades.

"With no let-up in sight, the BPI has every expectation this trend will continue, and estimates that up to 3.5 million LPs or more could be purchased during the course of 2016”.

Supermarkets Tesco and Sainsbury's are both selling wax now, contributing to the increased sales, with purchases in the United States also flying high.

Dave Turner is Mixmag's Digital News Editor, follow him on Twitter

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