Is the Vinyl Record Resurgence Over?!

Is the Vinyl Record Resurgence Over?!

August 12, 2019 13 By Kailee Schamberger


Hey guys, it’s Michael from Devoted to Vinyl. And in this video, we’re going to be talking
about whether the vinyl bubble is really about to burst. So I feel like we go through this every single
year. There’s always somebody on the Internet
that wants to write about the demise of vinyl records. There’s always somebody that wants to snatch
the joy of vinyl out of everybody’s hands.Always somebody. And right after the article comes out, whether
people go to music forums to discuss it, or they go to Reddit, or they want to actually
just talk about it in the comments section below the article itself. People. Start. Fighting. Now whether people think the writer is actually
correct or totally off base, talking about the decline of vinyl records is actually a
really sensitive topic for a lot of people. The big problem with articles like this that
come out and really just want to spell the doom of vinyl records is that…you kinda
can’t prove it. I mean, yes, it’s true, you can take a look
at sales records year over year for vinyl records and make a conclusion. But the problem is it doesn’t tell you why. You can’t just look at vinyl record sales
from one year to the next and not factor in certain types of things. Like how about, what albums came out that
year? Did a singer like Adele, or Taylor Swift,
drop a new album? Did an artist like David Bowie die, resulting
in his fans buying more of his records? Did an album that’s a fan favorite get reissued
with additional songs? These are things you have to factor into the
equation, or else you’re cherry picking your facts. This conversation really reminds me of how
writers talk about Hollywood, and how the demise of movies and moviegoing is going to
happen soon. These writers often want to talk about the
fact that ticket prices cost too much money. That popcorn is too expensive and nobody wants
to pay $5 for a soda. Or they’ll bring up the fact that every
movie is a sequel, or that nobody wants to watch superheroes anymore. And then that becomes the overwhelming narrative. Until a movie like “Get Out,” or “Logan,”
or “Deadpool” comes out and totally wrecks the box office. And then people start to realize, maybe it’s
not sequel fatigue or superhero fatigue. Maybe we just want movies that take risks…and
are good. So for anyone out there that’s actually
reading these think pieces and is now worried that your vinyl collection is totally worthless…or
maybe you were thinking about jumping into the vinyl hobby, but you’re kind of worried
about all the doom and gloom that’s happening. I have some advice for you. Are you ready for it? Okay. Here it is. Buy what you like. That’s it. Don’t worry what other people think when
it comes to vinyl. Don’t worry what other people say when it
comes to vinyl. Buy what you enjoy because you enjoy it. It’s outlasted 8-track, cassette tapes,
CDs, downloads—you remember Napster?—and now streaming. It’s not going anywhere. As long as you’re spinning records that
you love, that’s all that matters. So if you enjoyed this video, I would love
it if you would hit the like button, guys. It really helps other people find this video,
and I would appreciate it very much. And don’t forget to hit the subscribe button
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to know when a new video drops. And one more thing—please comment down below. I would actually love to know what are your
thoughts on this topic. Do you get bothered when people write pieces
that talk about the demise of vinyl records as a whole, or does it not bother you at all? Definitely share your thoughts with me down
below. I’ll actually be in the comments section
responding to as many comments as I can. And I can’t wait to come back next week
with a brand new video for you guys. Once again, thank you for watching. And I’ll see you next week. And one more…okay…one more! Hey guys, it’s Michael from Devoted to Vinyl,
and in this video, we’re going to be talking about the vinyl burrrble [laughs]. We’re going to be talking about the…[laughs]. What the hell are we talking about! 8-track, cassette—wait a minute now. Damn! 8-track…CD—8-track, cassette tape, CDs… [Laughs] Oh man.