Dust off those plastic binders that lived in the back seat of your car and fire up the boombox, because compact discs are back. From a report: CD sales enjoyed year-over-year growth for the first time since 2004, according to the Recording Industry Association of America’s annual sales report. Combined with the decade-long vinyl sales explosion, overall physical music sales grew for the first time since 1996. Physical music sales exploded to the tune of $1.65 billion in the U.S. last year, according to the RIAA data. CD sales grew to $584.2 million nationally last year, up more than $100 million from 2020. By comparison, 2021 vinyl sales increased to $1 billion annually, up from $643.9 million.
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