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RIAA Releases Mid-Year Statistics

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  1. Melody Bot

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    The RIAA have released their 2020 mid-year report. One interesting tidbit:

    Vinyl album revenues of $232 million were 62% of total physical revenues, marking the first time vinyl exceeded CDs for such a period since the 1980’s, though it still only accounted for 4% of total music recorded music revenues.


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  2. this shit is dire
  3. CyberInferno

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    This doesn't surprise me at all. I used to buy CD's...I just don't care anymore aside from just wanting to support the artist (then I typically just buy merch). If I want that high quality album, I'll just buy it digital lossless. Otherwise, streaming quality has gotten good enough that I don't really care that much. I'm past my audiophile days. Records are cool for displaying and collecting, and people will argue till they're blue in the face that analog > digital, so I can understand that.