Vinyl Record Sales Increased 32% in 2013



In the midst of the growing adoption of music-streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora, vinyl records have made an unlikely comeback.

While CD sales declined 14.5% last year, vinyl sales grew 32% from 4.5 million units sold in 2012 to 6 million sold in 2013, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Even digital-music sales have taken a hit, as streaming becomes more popular: Overall album sales fell 8.4% last year

Statista‘s chart, below, shows the rise of vinyl LP sales in the U.S. between 1993 and 2013.

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