Here’s Why Cassette Tape Sales Are up Recently
The 90's were the best. It's a scientifically proven fact. I might be biased because I was born in 1995, but I feel like my opinion is the opinion of a lot of people. It's 2019 and we're wearing scrunchies and listening to our record players again. I recently went shopping at Woodfield Mall and I was shocked when I stumbled upon cassette tapes.
I've grown up in a musical family so I'm very familiar with records, cassettes, CDs, everything that can play music, I was raised around it. So when record players made a comeback I got one. I can totally understand the comeback because they not only sound incredible, but it's a really cool process to play music. However... cassettes, really?
According to Pitchfork -
Cassette tape sales continue to rise in the United States, as Billboard reports. According to Nielsen Music, cassette album sales are up 23%.
If that isn't crazy enough, check out what the top selling tapes are according to Pitchfork-
For the fourth year in a row, the best-selling cassette tape in the U.S. is a soundtrack from one of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy films. Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 sold 24,000 units, while its sequel Vol. 2moved 19,000 copies. Other albums in the top ten best-selling cassettes include Twenty One Pilots’ most recent album Trench, Britney Spears’ 1999 debut ...Baby One More Time, and the soundtrack to Netflix’s “Stranger Things.”
So does this mean cars are going to start putting in tape players again? Or will apple make a tape player dongle for the aux cord port?