Guess What’s Coming Back – Hula Hoops, Betamax, 8-Track Tapes or Vinyl Records?



If you guessed vinyl records you are correct. The sales of old fashion LP vinyl records is up 49% in 2014. Younger people think they are cool and like the idea of a needle riding the grooves. The problem is that there are almost no one can press vinyl records anymore. There is just one company who supplies 90% of the raw vinyl used for these records. A small Connecticut factory with a dozen employees is working overtime just to supply the steel molds that press the vinyl into shape. Record labels are waiting months to get their orders filled. Pressing machined only make 125 records per hour and many of very old these machines are running around the clock.

 Don’t get rid of those old records quite yet, they are on their way back.