VIDEOS: For the record…vinyl is back on track

And just like Gloria Gaynor’s evergreen hit, ‘I will survive’…the vinyls did exactly that…survived and now they are making a comeback.

Whether it’s the groovy music of a Saturday night blazing through the gramophone speakers at a family gathering, or the more soothing and soulful jazz sounds of a lazy Sunday afternoon at your grandparent’s, we all have special memories attached to vinyl records.

Relive the nostalgia.

If you are music fundi or an old soul, then allow me to be the bearer of good tidings.

Watch the video: FBN’s Lauren Simonetti and Cheryl Casone on Sony’s decision to make vinyl records again.

Increased sales indicate that there is a renewed interest of vinyl records, and millennial’s, have decided to term this phenomena “the vinyl revival”.

Vinyl sales have been thriving in the past six years, having reached $416 million in America, their highest since 1988, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.

Back at home, vinyl traders like Andre Bakkes, who owns Mabu Vinyl confirmed that the industry is booming once again.

“Prices have gone up and it has become harder to source the records and sell them at reasonable prices”, Bakkes explained to Letaba Herald.

He said that the 80’s music is very popular and reckons it’s because the younger generation have discovered what they call old school music.

Watch the video: With records, cassette tapes, CDs, and now online streaming, there’s always been a way to listen to your favorite song. Some say people are turning to records for the experience or nostalgia.

Record labels are responding to these sky rocketing sales, with companies like Sony, who reached a decision to stop producing records in 1989, going back to producing vinyl records, some of which are already scheduled for release in early 2018.

So why not join the vinyl revival, take a trip down memory lane and relive all those special memories.




Seabela Maila

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