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2017 Review: The Touch and Sound of Vinyl

Music, talking and laughter filled the air. Although the holidays are behind you, the memories that were shared during this time with family and friends may still be in the back of your mind. You may have even played an old-time holiday song on your record player. You probably selected the right song on the vinyl album for the right moment. And the sound … it doesn’t compare to digital, does it?

Do you remember the first record album you ever owned? Hmmm … was it the Beatles, Beach Boys, Bob Seger, Elvis Presley? Are you still listening to your vinyl records? Or are they gathering dust, filling milk crates in the garage, or on a bookshelf in the living room? Do you wonder if they even make these collectibles anymore in a world that is mainly digital in nature?

In the mid-60s to the late 70s, vinyl records turned music into America’s most favorite entertainment industry. Today, a record album is a click on a computer mouse. Music downloads become a taste test for the listeners as they browse music online and then purchase a few sample songs. Then, if they like what they hear, they may buy the series of songs either on a CD or a vinyl album. According to Nielsen Music, Vinyl LP sales, which have reached an all-time Nielsen Music-era high volume of 14.32M units (up 9% from 2016), increased for the 12th consecutive year in 2017.

With digital music, the value is really in its convenience and the immediacy of its delivery, and the fact you can play it while doing something else. There’s a quiet ceremony to playing a record. It requires more dedicated listening and planning. It’s the audio quality, the visual quality, and the physical touch of the artistic, one-of-a-kind cover and vinyl album. For those of us that grew up when the vinyl record album was at its peak, it also brings back many fond memories and oftentimes a smile.

Whether you are interested in learning the value of your old record albums, trading them in, or adding to your collection, let the professionals at Musicians Discount Center in South Florida help. Keep music alive in your house and enjoy the ambiance of turning the lights down low, putting your favorite album on the record player, picking the perfect song, and enjoying the quality sound of your favorite artist. Music provides enjoyment for years to come!


Getting started is simple: let the professionals at Musicians Discount Center in South Miami help you find the guitar that suits you and fits your budget, too. They are the one stop music shop that has been sharing their expertise with others for many years. They offer new and used instruments, instrument rentals, rent to own programs and music lessons. Stop in and let the sounds of music begin in your house today. Contact Musicians Discount Center at 305-255-9466 or visit them online at www.musiciansdiscountcenter.net.

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