Le Vieux Se Vend Mieux Que Le Nouveau

As of two weeks ago, old albums outsold new ones for the first time since (…) 1991. The first half of 2012 brought sales of 76.6 million catalog albums (i.e, albums released more than 18 months ago) as opposed 73.9 million current albums. (…)

According to Nielsen analyst David Bakula, the primary catalyst for the trend is cost: Catalog albums are usually priced between $5.99 and $10.99, while new albums are often $13-$18.

via Old Albums Outselling New Albums For The First Time Ever – Stereogum.

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