As 2017 came to an end, Neilson’s Music reports stated that last year, record sales reached another all-time high making it its 12th consecutive year that sales went through the roof.
2017 saw 14% of the album market with 14.32 million sold making it a 9% increase from the year before. On top of that, many underground artists still repping the vinyl DJ culture also stack up on wax from boutique labels and producers. Even though that’s at the very bottom of the sales, it shows that there are DJs/Producers who are still very much in touch with the more ‘traditional’ side of mixing as well as the passion and understanding of what wax culture stands for.
Will this year see another rise or will sales slowly start to decline? When was the last time you bought a record?