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Record Store Day Drives Impressive Sales Boost

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"Record Store Day is a great way to shine the spotlight on the amazing experience that independent record stores bring to music consumers," David Bakula,SVP at Nielsen Entertainment,said in a statement. “With year-over-year growth, and exclusive packages in a format that consumers value with rich content, Record Store Day will continue to be an event that drives music consumers to independent record stores."  Check out these impressive stats:

Total album sales increased 60% over the previous week

Vinyl LPs at independent record stores sold 200,000 units vs. 147,000 units last year

244,000 vinyl albums were sold during the entire week from all retailers

Vinyl albums were 37% of all album sales in any format that week

14 vinyl albums sold more than 1,000 copies each

82% of vinyl LPs last week were sold at independent record stores 

Album sales in all formats at indie stores was up 59% percent over sales from the previous week


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