london - For the first time in the history of British music fans have more money spent on vinyl than downloads. Vinyl is back, while people prefer streaming over downloading. This appears according to BBC figures from the British music market, the Entertainment Retailers Association.
The British gave last week 2.4 million pounds (2.85 million euro) on vinyl. Downloads yielded 2.1 million pounds (2.5 million euros) on. In the same week last year Britons spent £ 1.2 million on vinyl and 4.4 million pounds of downloads.
According to the music sales, the increase indicates that vinyl are popular Christmas gifts. Vinyl but is also more expensive. In numbers lead downloads later. Last week 295 000 120 000 albums downloaded and sold vinyl records.