MTV News Reports on the Impending Demise of Vinyl Records

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This interesting report from Mtv goes into some detail about the decline of the sale of vinyl records in the 1980s and the rise of the compact disc. Almost everyone they interview during this piece who is in favor of vinyl as an option argues for it based on liner notes and warmer sound, but it all seems to come down to nostalgia. Tom Petty seems to understand that completely in his little segment, which confirms his status of not only a talented person, but a wise one as well.

Despite the passionate feelings about vinyl, the buyer from Tower Records confirms the facts. Records are on their way out. So they either picked people to interview who were the small population still buying vinyl or these people were not telling the truth and just wanted to appear a certain way in front of the camera.

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4 thoughts on “MTV News Reports on the Impending Demise of Vinyl Records

  1. Listen to you get all conspiratorial: “So they either picked people to interview who were the small population still buying vinyl or these people were not telling the truth and just wanted to appear a certain way in front of the camera. ”

    hehe really, that probably is the truth. Surprised by how many were buying CDs already.

  2. By the way, my parents have a whole bunch of records from the 1950’s and 1960’s that I cannot find on CD or mp3 (mostly German folk music, Polka and old country/western artists from that time). I would search the album name on Amazon with no luck What to do? I ripped them using a $100 USB turntable I bought.

    I have no real nostalgia for vinyl but I do still keep my old Moody Blues and ELO albums for the liner notes. Good stuff.

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