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Vinyl Is Back. Sort Of.

August 5, 2014

Vinyl Is Back. Sort Of.

“More and more people are buying vinyl; sales hit a record 6.1 million units in the U.S. last year. But as demand increases, the number of American pressing plants remains relatively fixed. No one is building new presses because, by all accounts, it would be prohibitively expensive. So the industry is limited to the dozen or so plants currently operating in the States.”

— “Wax and Wane: The Tough Realities Behind Vinyl’s Comeback,” Joel Oliphint, Pitchfork


“The music industry’s newfangled growth business: vinyl records,” John McDuling, Quartz


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