UK Vinyl Sales Are On Course To Reach Their Highest Levels In Three Decades

UK vinyl sales are on course to reach their highest levels in three decades, according to a new study.

It’s amazing to think that vinyl sales are still going strong after all these years, amongst the countless online streaming platforms trying to take away the personal experience of owning a physical song.

Combined vinyl sales in the UK could break £100 million this year, the highest since 1990 – when big sellers included New Kids On The Block.

Drew Hill, managing director of Proper Music, the UK’s biggest independent distributor of vinyl and CDs, comments:

“We have seen 250% growth from the bottom of lockdown to where we are now. I thought it could be catastrophic for the industry but during lockdown the kind of people buying records also probably went to a lot of gigs. They can’t do that so it seems fans are spending the money they used to on going to gigs each month on records.”

Author: Kofi Yeboah

I'm a Music & Culture Journalist, and DJ from London. I worked in radio, events promotions, and content production. .

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