For a lot of people, vinyl never went away.
It is officially back, outselling compact discs in the U.S. for the first time since the 1980s. That’s according to new data released this month by the Recording Industry Association of America.
"Well, that’s an age-old debate. People say vinyl is warmer."
Joe Goldmark took a break from working to get San Francisco’s famous Amoeba Music reopened this week, much to the delight of music fans.
"It’s enough to keep a place like us in business," Goldmark said of Amoeba, which is opening again this Thursday.
Most stuff is streamed now.
In all, streaming accounted for 85% of revenue in the first half of 2020, generating about $5 billion.