Vinyl records are coming back. People thought they would disappear after CDs and MP3s came out. Many young people are becoming interested in the 12-inch discs. In 2022, record sales overtook CD sales for the first time since 1987. The year 2022 was the 16th year of sales growth in a row.
A record association said: "Vinyl is cementing its role in modern music." It added: "Music lovers can't get enough of the high-quality sound.…Record labels have made beautifully crafted discs." The covid pandemic helped records to come back. Many people worked at home and bought record players. That is continuing today.