Resurgence of Vinyl Gives Record Stores New Life

The way we listen to music has gone through a lot of changes over the past 25 years. From records to cassettes, CDs, and MP3s to streaming, is the music industry going through another change?
United Record pressing is just one of a handful of companies still making vinyl records.
“In 2009 we had gone down to running 1 shift a day, 6 hours a day. Today we run 24 hours a day 6-7 days a week,” said Mark Michaels, CEO, United Record Pressing.
Over Christmas, the #1 selling audio device at Amazon, was this turntable. They’re not being purchased by baby boomers, but by their grandchildren.
Now a new generation ‘gets it’ and keeps this old technology rockin’ and rollin’.
Sales of vinyl records are growing faster than downloads and streaming.
United Record pressing is making around 30,000 to 40,000 albums a day, and the company is expanding — building a second plant to keep up with demand.

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