UK Splashes Out Over £65M On Vinyl As Industry Enjoys Bumper Year

UK Splashes Out Over £4M On Vinyl As Industry Enjoys Bumper Year
UK Splashes Out Over £65M On As Industry Enjoys Bumper Year

Sales of records in the UK enjoyed another top year with purchases in 2017 reaching their highest levels since the early 90s.

now accounts for 3pc of all sales with consumers in the UK buying a staggering 4.1 million records in 2017, with topping the sales charts.

Here in , the success of record sales and the growing trend is seeing people of all ages rekindling their love affair with the ‘album’ which in turn is having a positive effect on our high street.

, who runs the record shop on , Bug Vinyl, had people queuing to get last April when he took part in Record Store Day.

Tapping into a market that is worth £65m in consumer spend, Neil’s business is flourishing as more folk turn their back on digital in favour of vinyl.

, an independent business is seeing customers travel from far and wide to browse through their records. So popular has this trend in buying vinyl become that the shop has expanded putting in record players upstairs so people can listen before they buy.

BPI Council says that is not just the old who are going back to vinyl but also the young as they crave to physically own something. They said;

“It’s twofold in that older people are going back to vinyl but also the younger generation are discovering it in a way they weren’t before.”

“People think kids just stream . But actually that is not the case. We are going to see increasingly over this coming year that young people still want something tangible and real, and that’s where vinyl is taking over the role that the CD used to have.”

It would seem that in UK that people who really like their want to go back the traditional way of enjoying , by putting the needle on the record.

Top 20 vinyl albums sold in the UK in 2017

  1. – Divide
  2. Liam Gallagher – As You Were
  3. Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
  4. Guardians Of The Galaxy – Awesome Mix 1 Original Soundtrack
  5. – Back To Black
  6. Rag’N’Bone Man – Human
  7. Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon
  8. Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
  9. Oasis – What’s The Story Morning Glory
  10. David Bowie – Legacy
  11. Radiohead – OK Computer
  12. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Legend
  13. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying – Who Built The Moon
  14. – The
  15. Nirvana – Nevermind
  16. Beatles – Abbey Road
  17. Queen – Greatest Hits
  18. Nirvana – Unplugged in New York
  19. Guardians Of The Galaxy – Awesome Mix 2 Original Soundtrack
  20. David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust
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