Tag: vinyl comeback

Grooving on the ’70s: Vinyl chic spins back into fashion

Posted on timeslive.co.za, By Harry Wallop, 25 February, 2016 RETRO: The vinyl look Image by: BLOG.HOOKERFURNITURE.COM The hotly anticipated HBO television series Vinyl launched on DStv last week. It’s a collaboration between the director Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger and promises to do to the music industry what Mad Men did for advertising: celebrate the … continue reading

The baffling revival of the vinyl LP

PETER WEBER | JANUARY 10, 2014 Last year was a pretty bleak one for the music industry. Overall album salesdropped by 8.4 percent, to 289.41 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and CD sales were down 14 percent. For the first time since iTunes launched in 2003, digital downloads also declined in 2013 — and though the … continue reading


By ALLAN KOZINN Published: June 9, 2013 Vinyl is growing out of its niche. There were always record collectors who disdained the compact disc, arguing that an LP’s grooves yielded warmth and depth that the CD’s digital code could not match. But the market largely ignored them. Record labels shuttered their LP pressing plants, except … continue reading