Last week people in the UK spent more money on vinyl than digital downloads


For the first time, money spent on vinyl records in the UK overtook that spent on digital downloads. 

UK record sales figures for vinyl hit £2.4m last week compared with the £2.1m made from digital downloads, according to the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA), which which used Official Charts data.

Online purchases are still the more popular products with 295,000 albums sold in the same period as opposed to 120,000 vinyls. 

That’s because vinyl albums are much more expensive than downloads. 

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