Vinyl records and cassettes were at the top for physical album sales in 2018.
Vinyl records are still growing fast, and CDs may not be tanking as badly as we think. Warner Music Group is committed to all of it.
There were a handful of high-points amongst the US recorded music revenue figures in the first half of this year – but they were all overshadowed by softer growth in streaming and, particularly, an unprecedented decline in CD sales.
When it comes to vinyl numbers, who should we believe? The RIAA and Nielsen Music, or Best Buy?