The Official Charts Company has established the UK’s first weekly phonograph record graph as sales of vinyl records and singles continue to soar.
Despite forecasts that CDs – subsequently MP3s and flowing – would provide phonograph record out-of-date, sales reached an 18-year high in 2014, at 1.29 million.
Amounts reveal sales of vinyl records are set to grow by another 70% this year.
Pursuing by the High Flying Birds of Noel Gallagher is 2015’s largest-selling vinyl record up to now.
The weekly vinyl records and singles charts, printed on the Official Charts Company web site, are being introduced forward of Record Store Day on 18 April.
The first official vinyl records chart is topped by the Future Hearts of All Time Low – repeating the UK record chart air of the week on BBC Radio 1 yesterday.
In the first official vinyl singles chart Underworld took the number one position vs Farley’s & Heller track Baby Wants to Ride.
The graphs firm said it was reacting to “the tremendous upsurge of interest” that’s found phonograph record sales increase from a low of 0.1% of the records marketplace in 2007 (205,000) to 1.5% in 2014 (1.29m).
“Yes, it is still a little portion of the company,” declared chief executive Martin Talbot.
“But what makes this so unusual is that generally you find new formats arrive and grow in popularity, reach their peak and then they fall and kind of vanish.
“Here you have got something that’s grown in popularity back in the 60s and 70s, dropped in popularity through the 80s and 90s, got right the way to the underside and then began scaling back out again.”