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Vinyl Records Making Comeback on the Music Scene

By: KTXS/CBS
By: KTXS/CBS

Before tapes, CDs, MP3s, even 8-tracks - people listened to records. But records aren't just a thing of the past, sales of vinyl records have spiked in recent years.

But in 2013, for the first time since iTunes started, digital music sales decreased because of the increasing popularity of vinyl records.

Record Guys in Abilene, Texas, is just a small vinyl store. It started more than 10-years-ago.

But today they say they have customers that come from as far away as France to look through their collections.

Vinyl record sales are taking off around the country for the second time in history.

According to Billboard Magazine, two percent of album sales today are on vinyl. And although CD sales are falling, record sales were up 33 percent last year.

There are different reasons people choose to listen to vinyl over a CD or mp3.

The Record Guys handle new and used albums and sell equipment to play them on.

Recently, most major new music releases also have a vinyl version. Digital music sales were down 5.7 percent last year.


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