A frame-grab from the linked video, courtesy WMUR New Hampshire.
Photo on the record jacket, of course, by Anders Petersen.
To continue the OT discussion about turntables we've been sort of having lately*...a few fun facts.
Twelve million vinyl records (actually 11.92m) were sold in 2015, up from a low of 900,000 in 2006. Sales of vinyl records have increased in each of the past nine years. It's the only type of physical music carrier for which sales are growing. Vinyl accounts for 5% of music industry sales, and 45% of vinyl records are sold in independent record shops. The best-selling vinyl record of 2015 was Adele's "25," which sold 116,000 copies in vinyl, making it the best-selling vinyl record since Nielsen started "properly" tracking sales back in 1991, which was about nine years into the CD era.
Here's a nice video featuring Dave Archambault, a former teacher and school principal from New Hampshire who restores old AR and Thorens turntables for a living. His site is Vinyl Nirvana. Those of you who like "crafty" mechanical things (and maybe dream of doing them for a living) will enjoy this.
(Also a source: Forbes.com)
*Well, I've been having, and the rest of you have been patiently tolerating. Thanks for that.
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