Vinyl records have been the greatest gift to music lovers and collectors since the early 1900s. As any audio enthusiast will tell you, there’s something about listening to an album on vinyl that just cannot be emulated. Since the first commercial vinyl playing-record in 1930, vinyl records have continued to grow in popularity.
The whole history of the vinyl takes us back in 1857 when Édouard-Léon Scott created the phonautograph, which recorded sound in the form of visual wavelengths and frequencies. Although, there is no evidence to suggest that he used the information to reproduce sound until Thomas Edison showed his interest in this item in 1877, who invented the phonograph that recorded and reproduced sound.
Later on seeing it’s ever-growing popularity, there were a lot of competition for vinyl reproduction, sizes, gramophones and so on. The rise, fall and resurgence of vinyl is a period spanning almost a century. The biggest hit of vinyl records was between 1948 to 1988. After that time, the CDs took over, outselling the records for the first time.
However, in comparison to CDs, vinyl made a comeback in 2017 when it was scored the highest number of vinyl records sold since 1991. This year marked the tenth year of vinyl growth. Even though music is all digitalized today, we can undoubtedly say that vinyl is the world’s main music format.