When the Los Angeles-based indie rock group Sure Sure left home for a nationwide tour last month, the band members didn’t think to take a lot of CDs with them. Instead, they pressed their full-length debut on vinyl, selling it alongside T-shirts and a small number of older CDs they’d printed for an EP last year.
Digital music downloads began to outsell physical media since 2012. It took four more years for digital music revenue to surpass those from physical media as well. Then streaming happened, and last year generated more money in the US than all the other formats. Now, digital downloads are coming in dead last, with fewer sales than CDs, vinyl or other physical media, according Read More...Read more
This is a story about retro-tech. My 10-year-old calls it vintage. We all know vinyl is making a comeback. I’m not talking about car seats, and that’s a good thing. When I was a kid, we had an ’80s Caprice Classic station wagon with maroon vinyl seats, and they could tear your skin off if Read More...Read more