If you’ve got a vinyl collection gathering dust in the garage, now is the time to take a closer look — it could be worth thousands.
Sales of the format have been rocketing in recent years. Last month Amazon released figures showing that sales of vinyl have shot up by an incredible 745 per cent since 2008. Meanwhile, figures from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry show that $171 million (£106 million)was spent on records globally last year, up 47 per cent from the year before.
“In part, it’s a reaction against the overriding dominance of digital downloads,” says Dom Lawson, 40, a music journalist and vinyl collector. “We grew up with the physical format and as much as my generation has embraced the digital age, our relationship with music is more profound . . . It’s difficult to have an emotional relationship with data on your laptop or phone.”
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