There`s a Spring in the Vinyl business.
Vinyl records aren’t so vintage anymore. In fact, figures from Nielsen Music indicate that sales of LPs are up 19.2% this year. According to first-half, US-based stats shared with Digital Music News, sales of LP albums landed at 7.6 million.
Of course, that’s a big change from the early 2000s. At that point, the LP format was essentially declared dead. But even a mid-2000s resurgence was dismissed as a temporary fad, a mere blip that would ultimately get eviscerated by iTunes MP3s.
Now, iTunes downloads are dying and there’s a full-blown, decade-plus vinyl records revival. Because, that’s what we all predicated, of course. Actually, the explosion of streaming is probably having a huge impact on vinyl record sales. While streaming introduces lots of newfound conveniences, including extreme portability, music fans seem to be missing that tangible product. And besides the totally uncool CD, vinyl is really the only tangible recorded product in town.
To welcome the first days of Spring, 13 of the top vinyl dealers in Gauteng have joined forces to bring you the monthly Vinyl Fair at Calexico, 44 Stanley Avenue, Auckland Park on Sunday 2nd September . All genres are catered for : if jazz makes you swing then be sure to visit Andy Smith (Sound Experience) and Moeti Moumakoe (Jazz Essay) have a great selection of traditional and contemporary jazz; should banging drums and loud guitars rock your boat, then Wayne Hampton (Compact Discovery Revinylized), TJ Du Plessis (Clover Records) and Greg Wareham (Black Wax) would be happy to help you out with a wide choice: If you need any audio system or turntable advice speak to the expert, Guillaume Lemaire of Croak Audio Exploration, who will be happy to guide you in the right direction. Benjy Mudie of Vinyl Junkie, Vincent Marino of Woodstock Records, Pieter Rossouw of Groovy Records, Michael from Record Mad, Bernd & Mark Ader of Red Dot and Reg Markham of Troggyldite Records will make your day with a stunning array of pop, rock, soul, jazz, reggae, blues and South African vinyl bargains.
Join us at the Vinyl Fair at 44 Stanley Avenue, Auckland Park for great music, tasty food and thirst quenching drinks on Sunday 2nd September, 2018. Doors open at 10am.
Issues on behalf of the Vinyl Fair by TPW, Contact Benjy Mudie at 082-4902743 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.