Vinyl Manufacturing Cannot Compete With Sales

    While good news may be scarce in the Music Biz, record bin nerds and vinyl collectors have something to be pleased about. Because vinyl cannot be downloaded, made at home or sent through computers, estimates have year-end vinyl sales at about three million, a stark contrast from the dying CD industry. So, what does this mean for record manufacturers? Can they keep up with recent boom in vinyl collections? Is the record industry alive again? According to Digital Music News, record retailers and manufacturers have been slow to keep up with the vinyl demand, fearing that the burst in vinyl purchases are but a fad. One “veteran” executive commented that “No one knows if this rally will sustain, so no one wants to invest money in new equipment to ramp up production capacity to meet increasing demand.” [Digital Music News via The Daily Swarm]