Future Predictions

 

 

In 1887, Emile Berliner, patented her invention of gramophone records. Gramophone records are flat disks with spiral grooves that are etched with sound information. The discs vary in size depending on what sound is being put on. The first LP (Long playing record) was invented in the early 20th century.

Before CD’s, vinyl was only way to listen to music. After CD’s were invented in 1979, vinyl sales and production fell, with almost no vinyl being sold in 1991. That is, until 2006, when companies noticed the public buying more vinyl. In 2010 over 2.8 million units of vinyl were sold.

These statistics keep rising, and i believe they will continue to rise as vinyl’s popularity and accessibility grows.

But why the comeback?

Many believe it sounds more raw than a compact disk, that you can connect with the music more. Personally, i like the feel and the enlarged art work. Vinyl makes me feel closer to the musician.

I believe that vinyl production and consumption will continue to grow, regardless of reason, as society praises it’s presence.

Hopewell, L. (2012, August 17). The History Of The Compact Disc. Retrieved March 29, 2016, from http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2012/08/the-history-of-the-compact-disc/

Hopewell, L. (2012, August 17). The History Of The Compact Disc. Retrieved March 29, 2016, from http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2012/08/the-history-of-the-compact-disc/

Perpetua, M. (2011). Vinyl Sales Increase Despite Industry Slump. Retrieved March 29, 2016, from http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/vinyl-sales-increase-despite-industry-slump-20110106

 

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