Stephen: Vinyl record sales hit new high over holiday season
Vinyl sales in the U.S. hit a record high over Christmas, according to Nielsen Music. More than 1.8 million LPs were sold in the week leading up to Christmas – the most since Nielsen began tracking album sales electronically back in 1991. Vinyl also outsold CDs by nearly 170,000 last week – the fourth time that’s happened in 2020. Even better, more than 40 percent of those sales came from independent record stores – pretty impressive during a pandemic.