Scott A. Rosenberg’s post, Back in the Groove: Vinyl Records are making a comeback, in AM New York’s Urbanite Blog asks,
So what is it about the vinyl record … that caused sales to nearly double in 2008?
“It’s really for the true collector, the one that understands music, quality of music, wants to know about the artist that’s playing, wants to read liner notes,” said Rachelle Friedman, president of J&R Music World.
Vinyl sales have been rising steadily at J&R, which has been selling vinyl since it opened in 1971. As demand increases, it has expanded the vinyl section, Friedman said.
Friedman recounted a story where a vinyl customer came in and bought two of everything. “One I leave sealed and the other one I listen to,” he told her.
J&R is the only mega-music store left in New York City and is fast becoming the vinyl outlet for the Tri-State area. ( Directions )