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Cassette single sales treble in 2012

By | Published on Tuesday 8 January 2013

Official Charts Company

Hot on the heels of the news that 389,000 albums were bought on vinyl in 2012, The Official Charts Company has released figures that show the much-promised resurgence of the cassette is well on its way, with sales of cassette singles trebling in 2012. Yep, 604 were sold last year. Though, if you add to that the 3823 cassette albums that were snapped up, that’s still considerably more than is necessary.

The highest selling cassette single of 2012, accounting for much of the overall sales of the format, was of ‘Borders’ by Feeder. Meanwhile, the top selling cassette album was ‘She: The Best Of Charles Aznavour’.

The OCC also reports that 270 albums were sold on MiniDisc last year. It’s still early to be calling that a resurgence, but we can hope.


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