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ARIA to launch Vinyl Albums Chart on Record Store Day

by Paul Cashmere on April 11, 2019

in News,Noise Pro

ARIA will publish its first Vinyls Albums Chart this Saturday, April 13, coinciding with Record Store Day.

The Vinyl Chart is important because it is compiled by reactions from real music fans willing to spend hard earned cash on their favourite music, not streaming data which is mostly “phoned in” from passive listening.

The Vinyl Chart filters out the disposable, manufactured major label “product” like Cardi B, Ariana Grande and Post Malone, whose main chart position come from third party playlists.

“The renewed love affair of Australian music fans with vinyl albums has been a phenomenon over the last few years,” ARIA CEO Dan Rosen said in a statement.

“There is a major sense of nostalgia to the experience of vinyl. The format is tangible and collectable, often with original and numbered artworks.”

“Artists are increasingly using physical formats such as vinyl as a way to give their fans a substantial way of showing their fandom, often working hand in hand with the digital and streaming version for the artist.”

Vinyl sales, albeit small, have been increasing steadily over the past eight years. The once obsolete format grew 15% in 2018.

The Top 5 vinyl albums from 2018 in Australia were:

Queen – Greatest Hits
Soundtrack – Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol 1
Nirvana – Nevermind
Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
Amy Winehouse – Back To Black

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