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Vinyl sales hit a three-decade high in 2021!

Over five million pieces of wax sold in the UK in the last 12 months.

Vinyl sales hit a three-decade high in 2021!

The British Phonographic Industry recently released astonishing new figures, showing vinyl sales in the UK at their highest point in over 30 years. 

According to data gathered by the BPI, more than five million records were sold this year, which is an 8% increase from the previous year’s figures. Perhaps even more surprising, it means that this is now the 14th year in succession in which sales have increased from the last year. 

Vinyl records made up 23% of all albums sold in 2021, with help from landmark releases from ABBA & Adele being just some of the driving forces behind the spike. 

Despite growing concerns about demand and realistic supply capability, the vinyl revival continues to surge in the UK and further afield. 

Speaking about the figures, Geoff Taylor, chief executive of the BPI said:

“It’s a great time to be a music fan, with wider choice on offer than ever before supported by great value.

“Thanks to record label investment into new music and talent, fans can purchase and collect the music they most love on vinyl, CD and even cassette, whilst also enjoying access to over 70 million songs to stream instantly whenever and how often they want, in turn enabling a new generation of artists to create music and sustain successful careers in a global market.”

You can check out the BPI’s full breakdown of 2021’s sales data¬†here.

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