Now trending: vinyl is back in style

DJs Louise Chen and Bambounou buying vinyls from Fat Wang Records

Every edition we assess an aspect of the French zeitgeist. This month: the renaissance of vinyl album sales, by Jane Hanks

Vinyl records are back in fashion. They were threatened with extinction, but they refused to become the dinosaurs of the disc world and now sales are on the increase. You can once again leaf through boxes of albums in mainstream music chain stores and they make up 75% of sales in independent record shops. 

Maggie Doherty is Vice-President of Club Action des Labels Indépendants Français (Calif), an association which supports independent record shops and producers: “Some years ago there was a huge slump in the vinyl record market. The CD became king and vinyl totally disappeared from ...

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