A Good Spin For The Retros

Written by Computer Daily News     09/12/2016 | 10:15 | Category: TURNTABLES

Sales of vinyl records have outstripped digital music sales for the first time in the UK. British music lovers spent A$41 million on vinyl records last week, as opposed to $35 million on digital downloads.

A Good Spin For The Retros

Despite vinyl's surge, downloads are still ahead when it comes to numbers sold.

The UK Entertainment Retailers Association said vinyl sales could be on the rise as people stock up on gifts ahead of Christmas.

Aussies move to a different beat, preferring a mix of formats, but the Australian Recording Industry Association has seen a steady rise in vinyl sales during the past three years, with album sales up 38 percent in 2015 to around $8.9 million.