Good news for physical media lovers — vinyl is still on the rise and the craze is going beyond full-length LPs. Data was just released by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and US-based sales of 45s (“vinyl singles”) increased 99.6 percent in 2011. Here is a direct link to the RIAA’s stats — scroll down to “Physical” to see the stats on “Vinyl Single.”
To note: this information only counts new releases and not the plethora of used 45s out there. Well, alright!