Vinyl record sales hit $1.2 billion in 2022, outselling CDs for the first time since 1987. In today’s digital music era, streaming apps like Spotify and Apple Music offer listeners hundreds of millions of songs instantly through their phones. So why does the demand for vinyl records continue to rise?
WSJ tracks the life, death and rebirth of vinyl with Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda and industry experts.
0:00 Mike Shinoda’s love for vinyl
1:09 Vinyl’s early days and fall
2:39 Vinyl’s rebirth
4:57 Vinyl’s future
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