An ever-increasing amount of people are buying vinyl records these days. What some considered to be a quick, passing fad has turned out to be a long-term trend.
In fact, sales hit a record 6.1 million units last year… in the US alone.
This resurgence has been present, and upwardly-trending, since 2006… and in 2007, an annual day dedicated to record stores was founded. While vinyl still only encompasses a little over 2% of the music market share, overall, records are more popular than they have been since the late 80s.
But a market who did not predict or expect such a huge revival is having quite a bit of trouble keeping up.