Apr 27, 2009

Best Buy is giving vinyl a spin

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Best Buy is giving vinyl a spin

“The consumer-electronics giant, which happens also to be the third-largest music seller behind Apple’s iTunes and Wal-Mart, is considering devoting eight square feet of merchandising space in all of its 1,020 stores solely to vinyl, which would equate to just under 200 albums, after a test in 100 of its stores around the country proved successful.

Vinyl sales grew 15 percent year-over-year in 2007 and 89 percent in 2008, making the 1.9 million vinyl albums purchased last year the most since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991. This year is shaping up to be even better, with 670,000 vinyl albums sold through mid-April.

By contrast, CD sales have fallen at a roughly 20 percent clip for the past few years…”
— NY Post

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3 Comments

  1. which means…this will take at least 1 year before the pilot comes to Canada.

  2. its probably grabgae vinyl anyways like coldplay and shit

  3. ACLU

    true but its y

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