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The popularity of vinyl records is once again at an all time high. From vintage collectors and dj's to radio shows and artists, the resurgence of music records has hit the industry at a soaring rate. With the global fiscal crisis still at hand, many music enthusiasts have opted for traditional vinyl to counter the rising costs of cd's and .mp3 players. With so many technological advancements within the music industry, one could've never imagined that vinyl records would be highly sought after in this day and age. There are several well known artists who have even allocated material to be pressed on vinyl only. This not only coincides with the recent boom in vinyl, but has now allocated new music to be available through that medium as well.
As disc jockey's have pointed out time and time again, records are much easier to manage and mix with. There are several stations around the UK that never stopped playing vinyl records. This continuance not only gives them the freedom to add vintage tunes to their play lists, but also saves on time and money when tracking down a particular song or request. From trade shows and sites to garage and warehouse venues, vinyl record sales have also increased by a substantial amount. It is amazing to think that something many of us took for granted, is now giving the modern music scene a run for the money.
A great advantage of records is that they may contain songs that were never released on CD. This had led to a rise in music capturing software, where vinyl tracks are transferred to .mp3 and other streaming files. From soundtracks to rare 12" remixes, music aficionados from all over the globe are once again 'digging in the crates'. Some records that are still intact are considered priceless, and are in high demand by collectors and patrons alike. The hi-fi enthusiasts also welcome the unique cover art, live music feel, and even the hiss of records to recapture those golden memories and nostalgia.
No one knows how long this recycled trend will continue. As the genre expands and grows, so many older and even younger fans are buying vinyl records in huge numbers. The outlook is bright for this one time fossil of the music business, but only time will tell.