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Business & Economics

Dakota Midday: A Good Time for Vinyl Records

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Black Hills Vinyl
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Last year was another bad one for the music industry. Sales of compact discs and digital albums fell for another year as more music fans consumed music through on-demand streaming services. But the sales of vinyl records - which seemed like a dead format after the introduction of the CD  - grew by 52 percent in 2014.

Billboard magazine reports that 57 percent of all vinyl albums purchased last year came from independent record stores. Michael Calabrese, co-owner of Black Hills Vinyl in Rapid City; and Dan Nissen, co-owner of Total Drag in Sioux Falls, joined Dakota Midday and discussed the resurgence of vinyl records.