Amazon is using the popularity of restored vinyl for its new subscription

Amazon is using the popularity of restored vinyl for its new subscription

In the age of digital music, vinyl records are being given a new lease of life. Music lovers find it purer sound. Sales have been booming for several years now and Amazon decided to capitalize on that.

If you’re a fan of vinyl and music from the 60’s and 70’s, then Amazon’s new listing might be of interest to you. To take advantage of the restored popularity of 33 and 45 rpm, the Vinyl of the Month club suggests a fund in which a new record is introduced each month.

The subscription, which costs $25 per month, is at the top of Amazon’s list of great services, including Audible, Kindle Unlimited, Book Box, and Amazon Prime. The company also sees the box as an addition to its own streaming platform, Amazon Music. “We’ve always seen physical music and streaming as complementary,” a company spokesperson said. interested in trade.

The sixties and seventies

The concept works on the same principle as a book box (hence, Amazon’s “Book Box”). Each month you get a vinyl record that the company has chosen for you. All records shown are from the 60’s and 70’s.

According to the magazine rolling rock Already presented on the chest the album “London Calling” by the classic punk band The Clash. At $25, that’s a good deal if you know that these albums sell for over €30 on second-hand sites.

However, the subscription has already received a lot of criticism. The lack of an option in the Album of the Month is a problem for many subscribers. You must also be a fan of the 60’s and 70’s. You will not find any recent albums in this box.

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Finally, the “Vinyl of the Month” club is currently not available in France and Belgium. But like other services, it can reach us soon if it becomes successful in the United States.

vinyl back

For several years now, while “non-physical” playlists have had a tailwind, vinyl has gradually made a comeback among music fans. Listening to an LP is an experience, with all its flaws. Vinyl also has an uncompressed sound. It is with great pleasure that I share, an object to display and collect, an investment for future resale.

In 2020, even with the pandemic, vinyl sales continued to rise, while CDs continued to plunge into a cliff. 4.5 million vinyl records were sold in France. An increase of 10.2 percent compared to 2019, while most record stores had to close during the closing. (pound)

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