By Helen Howard
Nebraska News Service 

Vinyl collecting alive in Lincoln as popularity rises


Helen Howard | Nebraska News Service

Spin it • Madison Husmann looks through the used vinyl section at First Day Vinyl, a record store located in South Lincoln.

Passion for music and its format fuels the decision to purchase and sell music physically every day.

A MusicWatch study in March 2022 estimated that 18 million consumers ages 13 and older, purchased a vinyl record, which is a 27% increase from 2020. Billboard concluded that 47.1% of album sales in the U.S. were vinyl record sales. Fifty-seven percent of physical albums were sold on vinyl and outsold their competing formats.

"The best part of vinyl records is that it's real. It's a physical piece of music that I can relate to, that I can use to express myself and how I'm feeling or who I am as...

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