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Demand for vinyl record sales climb during pandemic

Posted at 7:43 AM, Dec 02, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — One aspect of the retail world seeing a rebound during the pandemic is vinyl record sales.

Customers are flocking to independent records stores hoping to add new music to their collection.

Record store owner Paul Epstein says that music is comforting making it a favorite pastime for many who are stuck at home.

"During the pandemic," he said, "it seems like people really took a lot of comfort from this cheap, easy to get thing that brings a warm feeling that lasts."

U.S. vinyl sales just had their best week in 2020. According to Nielsen Music/MRC Data's, vinyl album sales increased more than 55% in the week ending Nov. 19.