Vinyl album sales in the United States have grown for the 17th consecutive year, according to Luminate’s 2022 Year-End Music Report. 43.5 million LPs were sold in the U.S. last year, which is a 48-fold increase compared to 2006, when the vinyl comeback began. While LPs accounted for 43% of album sales in the United States last year, when factoring in streaming and downloads of single tracks, the number drops to less than 5% of album equivalent music consumption. Despite this, it is interesting to see a hundred-year-old technology make a comeback in the digital age and it appears that physical goods still hold value for many people. Additionally, it seems that vinyl LPs have become a bit of a collector’s item for fans, with only 50% of vinyl buyers actually having a record player.
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