Vinyl has been around since the 50’s. In the age of digital music distribution, it’s hard to believe the vinyl industry has steadily grown over the past decade and half of vinyl enthusiast are under the age of 25! But what’s causing the recent spike in sales and trend among millennials and generation X?! Why are teenagers and pre-teens fascinated with collecting vinyl?
It all comes down to the accessibility we have to music in contemporary times. Remember when DJs had to scour record stores for the hottest tracks (ok, some of you might not remember this but this is how it went down)! The best DJs took pride in having the best songs that everyone didn’t have access too. As of late, it’s become a bit harder for DJs and music enthusiast to maintain that shock value. Once a dope track hits the internet, it’s a wrap! ANY and EVERYONE can get their hands on it!
Yes, millennials have taken a sharp departure from previous generations in this exorbitant digital age, but, have also come to terms with the beauty in collecting music that isn’t accessible to everyone!
Watch the video below and see how and why Adia, 16-year-old vinyl enthusiast and record store owner, feel in love with collecting vinyl!!