Why cassette tape sales doubled during the pandemic

Against a backdrop of a pandemic that has done huge damage to the music industry, 2020 could justifiably be called the year of the cassette. According to British Phonographic Industry figures, 156,542 cassettes were sold in the UK last year, the highest figure since 2003 and an increase of 94.7% on 2019 sales. Seemingly out of the blue, global pop icons such as Lady Gaga, the 1975, and Dua Lipa have started rushing out their new releases on cassette – and they’re selling out… More here.

How strange…



Categories: Misc

2 replies

  1. It may be time for me to replace my last working cassette player.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: