Despite An Increase In Vinyl Sales, Pressing Plants Won’t Upgrade

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As we told you before, NARM released their state of the music industry report. Another interesting tidbit from this report was:

“In 2008, the biggest percentage jump in sales was for
vinyl albums, which were up 89% over 2007. The biggest drop was in
current CD albums (compared to catalog) which was down 23%.”

With that said, Vinyl manufacturers are not expanding to take on the oncoming demand. While many record nerds are appalled, there is light at the end of the tunnel. As news of this spreads through the world someone will probably take on one of the old vinyl manufacturers and add more facilities to take on the demand. Laws of economics dictate where there is demand someone will find a way to supply it. So let’s not pull out the drudge siren so fast.

Jesse Cannon is the editor of Musformation. He produces records at his studio Cannon Found Soundation. Follow him on Twitter at @JesseCannonMusF. For more info please visit his website.