The decrease in CD sales, thanks to iTunes, BitTorrent, Napster (remember?!), XM, and seemingly every other means of audible content delivery, has res
March 13, 2009

The decrease in CD sales, thanks to iTunes, BitTorrent, Napster (remember?!), XM, and seemingly every other means of audible content delivery, has resulted in quite a stunning byproduct: vinyl sales are up.

Neilsen Soundscan reported that sales of LPs increased 89% in 2008 over the year before, and more and more artists are releasing material on wax again.

Green Day, one of the bestselling acts of the past twenty years, will be releasing their entire back catalog of seven full-length albums, plus rarities and greatest hits collections, on vinyl. Their new record 21st Century Breakdown, expected in May, will be available on vinyl as well.

According to Neilsen, 990,000 LPs were sold in '07, 1.88 million in '08. What's the over-under for '09?

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