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Not only are American music listeners throwing money more and more into the vinyl disc, so is the UK. According to the BBC, about 4.2 million vinyl records were sold in the UK in 2018, an increase of 1.6% compared to 2017.

Singers who make vinyl records and those selling physical storage products in the US market have had a great year of success as sales of vinyl records in 2018 increased. 8% (about US $ 419 million) – the highest level since 1988, accounting for 1/3 of the total sales of the “tangible” tape market.

While the vinyl disk continued to “grow strongly”, the business situation of the CD dropped dramatically. For the first time since 1986, CD sales have not reached the $ 1 billion figure ($ 698 million, down 34%). The form of digital music download (download) also suffered the same fate of revenue reduction, reaching only 1 billion USD, accounting for 11% of the total revenue of the whole year (2017 revenue of 1.4 billion USD, accounting for 15%).

Disks are becoming more and more popular with your music lovers

Of course, the market leader in 2018, once again, is streaming – the form of online music listening. According to a new report released by the Recording Industry Association of America, the streaming revenue increased by 30% (reaching 7.4 billion USD), contributing 75% to the total market revenue.

Daniel Glass – president of Glassnote Records – commented: “The music market is now a separate playground for streaming and vinyl, and CDs are disappearing quickly and quickly.” Jack White, musician – music producer, concurs: “I firmly believe, 10 years is still the time of streaming and vinyl records. People also stream music in the car and in the kitchen and listen to vinyl records in the living room and office.”