Re: WSJ asks Why Vinyls Boom Is Over Reply #50 – 2017-07-28 12:14:15 Quote from: ajinfla on 2017-07-27 15:45:27Quote from: botface on 2017-07-27 15:20:22So the data from 1983 is what we need. We?The information about sales by format goes back to 1973, which gives us a look at how music recordings were doing after the stereo revolution was pretty mature, and before all of the new pinko commie tech reared its ugly head ;-) I've attached an annotated enlargment of it.The first thing I can see is shown by the magenta (light blue) line. Were it not for the new formats, a reasonable extrapolation shows sales of about 4 million units by 1994, when just the CD sales at that time were over twice that. So we might credit digital with a doubling of the sales of music recordings over reasonable prior trends. Secondly, by Y2K, the CD format had utterly crushed all other music formats.