While debates surrounding music streaming services, online downloads, physical purchases and torrents have been raging the past couple years, vinyl has been making a comeback in a big way. Avoiding what seemed like an imminent demise, vinyl purchases have increased more than sixfold from 2005 to 2013 in the United States, jumping from less than a million LPs purchased to 6.1 million according to data put together by Statista. In the UK and Germany, vinyl sales are at their highest since the late ’90s, resulting in $218 million global vinyl sales in 2013. Take a look at the chart by Statista, which demonstrates worldwide vinyl sales from 1997 to 2013.
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