- Jul 19, 2020
SourceVinyl sales in 2022 topped CDs in the UK for the first time in 35 years.
A year on from hitting a 30-year high, UK record sales hit £116.8 million in 2022, next to to CD sales of £98.3 million – almost 16% more. It's the first time record sales have exceeded those of CD sales in the UK since 1988.
I debated where to place this thread, but I think this would be the best section. I knew there was a bit growth in vinyl releases in recent years, but I didn't imagine it was quite this dramatic.
It would be worth going into why folks have decided to return to the format in quite big numbers.
For me, being more of a n00b, the appeal of the 12 inch comes down to the larger artwork and the wish to own a physical representation of the music I like. Digital is no doubt more convenient overall, but for a select few - which at this point is starting to not really be so few - I like having the physical media.