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Vinyl Sales Soar 42% In Discogs 2019 Year End Report

In Discogs' 2019 year end report, vinyl is still king.
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Discogs has released its 2019 year-end report, which gives us a glimpse into the physical music market. As a massive global marketplace, the report offers insight into how vinyl and other physical formats are doing.

Vinyl has surged on the platform, up 42.4% from 8,160,045 sales in 2018, to 11,620,132 in 2019. A larger trend we are seeing is the decline of CD sales, which was also felt on Discogs, which dropped 20%. Cassettes only rose about 5%, but in total sales increased 33.69% from 10,912,527 to 14,5889,066.

Discogs 2019 Year End Report

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The most popular releases were the classics like Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon, Abbey Road or Led Zeppelin II. There were five items that sold for over $7,000 in 2019, including The Beatles Love Me Do, which sold for $9,102.

Discogs 2019 Year End Report

The most popular genres sold in the Discogs Marketplace are Rock, Electronic, and Funk/Soul. However, both Pop (+17.73%) and Jazz (+18.45%) genres have seen a large year-over-year increase in sales.

Discogs 2019 Year End Report

Read the full report here.

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