Weekly U.S. Vinyl Album Sales Break Modern-Era Record

Billboard:

Weekly U.S. vinyl album sales hit a modern-era record high, as 2.11 million vinyl albums were sold in the week ending Dec. 23 according to MRC Data. It’s the single-largest sales week for vinyl albums.

Pitchfork:

Adele’s 30 has continued to sell well on vinyl, becoming the best-selling vinyl album of the year30 was also the top-selling vinyl album during the record-breaking week, moving 59,000 copies, according to Billboard.

The Vinyl Resurgence Continues

Zachary Crockett, writing at The Hustle:

For modern-day indie artists, it’s a welcome boom. A vinyl record costs ~$7 to manufacture, and a band typically sells it directly to fans for $25, good for $18 in profit. By contrast, streaming services only pay out a fraction of a penny for each listen. A band would have to amass 450k streams on Spotify to match the profit of 100 vinyl sales.

Re-Pressing of “One For the Kids” Coming Later This Month

Yellowcard

There will be a new pressing of Yellowcard’s One for the Kids on vinyl. It’s been “remixed” and “remastered” and comes with new artwork. You can hear a new version of “October Nights” below.

I have it on good authority that this was not something all members of the band were involved with or, really, had any input on this happening or the new mixing and artwork. So, don’t expect this to be a sign of anything else to come except that Lobster Records still owns the masters for this record and can do whatever they want with it.

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