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Thread: Why are we falling for the great vinyl scam?

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    Got bored half way through, gave up.

    Also disappointed as it was the telegraph and there was no mention of
    Madeline maccan or lady fuckin Di

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    An interesting view from how some non-Audiophile folks view vinyl. I also find it very interesting that 7% of vinyl buyers do not own a turntable? What's that about?


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    Quote Originally Posted by alphaGT View Post
    An interesting view from how some non-Audiophile folks view vinyl. I also find it very interesting that 7% of vinyl buyers do not own a turntable? What's that about?


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    I believe its about supporting the musicians etc as much as anything, plus having something physical to show. Most younger ones download and buy the special vinyl it seems. A lot of young folk around here do it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickfna View Post
    Got bored half way through, gave up.

    Also disappointed as it was the telegraph and there was no mention of
    Madeline maccan or lady fuckin Di
    You're wrong there - scroll down to the bottom and just below is a picture of the woman with her two sons and this headline :

    Princess Diana lives on in her sons - what Prince Harry and William have done this week proves that

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphaGT View Post
    An interesting view from how some non-Audiophile folks view vinyl. I also find it very interesting that 7% of vinyl buyers do not own a turntable? What's that about?


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    Not much different to those with thousands of albums they will never have time to play. Collectors or hoarders call 'em what you will.
    Seriously though the hipsters are buying turntables and vinyl, then using the " free " download to listen digitally and never play the vinyl.
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    Not sure if I agree with the sentiment of the article, but the video clip on the care, handling and maintenance of records offers good advice.
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    As much as I admire the smooth relaxed sound you can get from vinyl and its worth investing in it for this purpose, as well as astheticalky too, my attitude is it still forms a minor proportion of the music market with streaming services. The decline of CDs from the 80s rise around 2000 when the Internet picked up pace, is no coincidence, for obvious reasons around file sharing etc. But I read once that average spending on CDs per person is less than 1 or 2 CDs per month, so if everyone had a streaming service the music industry would be doing better and more artists would start coming in as revenues would be higher. We would be back to the 80s heyday. So you can invest in vinyl but if people don't download or subscribe to streaming services, which is the new way of mass music availability in this century without cost of production like cd and vinyl, we won't ever get back to the CDs heyday in terms of revenue for the music industry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynamics View Post
    But I read once that average spending on CDs per person is less than 1 or 2 CDs per month, so if everyone had a streaming service the music industry would be doing better and more artists would start coming in as revenues would be higher.
    Highly unlikely much of this 'extra revenue' would make it's way to artists. They could just pay them more now, couldn't they? It's not like digital distribution is getting more expensive, is it?

    Most likely why artists tour so much (to generate direct income) and sell vinyl and - heaven forfend - cassettes direct to fans. CDs. too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    I believe its about supporting the musicians etc as much as anything, plus having something physical to show. Most younger ones download and buy the special vinyl it seems. A lot of young folk around here do it
    Long may it continue!

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