Cassette tape sales are estimated to have doubled this year compared to 2019.
The British Phonographic Industry, which represents record labels, projects 157,000 tapes will have been sold in the UK in 2020.
That’s the highest number since 2003, when compilation Now 54 – featuring the likes of Busted, Girls Aloud and Oasis – was the biggest seller on tape.
Now, the top sellers are Lady Gaga, 5 Seconds of Summer and Yungblud… More here.
This is obviously a blip, maybe one that will last a few years, but a blip nonetheless. I still kind of like these novelty hipster moments though.