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Physical music sales surpass digital downloads of music in 2017

Hardcopy music mediums like vinyl records and CD’s have outsold digital downloads for the first time since 2011 according to the Record Industry Association of America.

Posted: Mar 29, 2018 7:29 PM

While this may be surprising to readers a new report from the Record Industry Association of America says that physical music sales have surpassed digital downloads for the first time since 2011. We have been hearing about the resurgence of vinyl for a few years now but the thought of physical music sales such as CD’s and records, surpassing digital downloads was something many thought would never happen. According to the Record Industry Association of America, digital downloads fell 25-percent to 1.3 billion last year. This makes it the first time since 2011 that physical music sales have surpassed digital downloads. The report says that digital downloads have posted double-digit declines for three consecutive years. Streaming music services such as Spotify or Apple Music are still holding the majority of sales at 65%.

One reason physical music might be hanging on is the quality. For those of you that aren’t audiophiles, vinyl record boasts a much higher dynamic range than digital downloads. Even CD’s are higher quality than their digital counterpart which has people asking for the old way of music again. Dorian Jamies of Bogbean Books and Music in Redding said “the first thing you notice is the warmth… it’s just a way better quality on vinyl records.” Customers of the store also said they say it’s far more exciting to hold a record or a CD in your hand than it is to click download on a screen. With sales getting even stronger it’s good news for local music shops like Bogbean Books and Music and it seems like physical copies of music are here to stay.

To check out Bogbean Books and Music in Redding click here for their Instagram page.

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