The vinyl resurgence continues as it has been found that 19.2 million vinyl albums were sold in the first half of 2021 - increasing 108% from last year.
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In the first half of 2020, 9.2 million vinyl records were sold - a fraction of the amount from the beginning of this year, signalling a huge resurgence for the format. Vinyl sales have also outperformed CD sales, which stood at 18.9 million in the first half of this year.
Streaming has also increased by 15% in the past 6 months.
Vinyl pressing facilities are finding it difficult to keep up with this demand - with delayed vinyl releases becoming the norm for many musicians.Tope Olufemi is Mixmag’s Digital Intern, follow them on Twitter