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Record Store Day 2014 Boosts Vinyl Sales


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Nielsen Entertainment reports a percentage increase in independent record store album sales.

Sales figures are in for Record Store Day 2014, which took place April 19 and featured Chuck D as one of its ambassadors.

Nielsen released figures today (April 24), noting that its data includes sales for the entire week, Monday through Sunday, for the week ending on Record Store Day (RSD).

“Record Store Day keeps shining the spotlight on the experience that Independent Record Stores uniquely brings to music fans,” David Bakula, SVP Client Development & Insights, Nielsen Entertainment says in a statement to the press. “Propelled by Record Store Day, Independent Record Stores had their highest weekly Physical Album share in SoundScan’s history. It has become a major music event that that compels artists to deliver premium content and drives music consumers to Independent Record Stores.”

Independent record store album sales have increased every year when looking at the sales percentage increase over the prior week. Nielsen data for the past 7 years, including this one, is as follows…

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