23 Nov Is There Still A Market For Vinyl?
Vinyl was and is the true birthplace of the modern musical sound. The dulcet grooves, the crisp crackle of the needle, the warm sound, all of this are what make vinyl appealing. During the early 20th century right up until the mid 1980’s, vinyl was king. The distant land of online streaming and CDS were myths and people would be happy to spend a considerable amount of their income on a well-loved album or a couple of 7”.
The appeal of vinyl in modern times is itsnostalgia quality. People invest in vinyl predominantly because it has become a fashion accessory and the ‘done’ thing. Nothing satisfies a burgeoning intellectual than a musty Nick Drake album or the crooning warble of Barry White. However, there are a core contingent of die hard music fans who perceive the sound generated by vinyl through decent speakers as the purest form of recorded music. This group will always invest in records whether or not it’s popular.
Vinyl Sales are on the up Again
Due to the investment by the consumer in vinyl records, bands and artists have begun to sell vinyl to their fans, which has boosted their popularity. Through the combination of their nostalgic quality and investment from music companies, vinyl is making resurgence and shows no sign of slowing.
Here at Quite Great we are always supportive of our artists deciding to release music on an alternative platform. Sonically and emotionally the bon between the listener and music in vinyl format is second to none. We believe that if our artists are proud of their musical offerings they should be able to produce music in the best possible way for consumers to invest in it. The niche, collection feel of vinyl is a massive selling point for our artists who want to have a strong physical representation on offer to their fans.
Vinyl is a fantastic platform on to which one can release music. However the cost of production keeps it out of reach for most bands. It has become a statement of success if a band or artist can release music on vinyl and allows them to have arguably a closer relationship with fans. All in all vinyl is something to be collected, treasured and listen to regardless of genre or style. A brilliant format for any lover of music.