eBay’s ‘Vinyl Obsession Week’ formally debuted on Monday, September 17th, with a juicy area of interest in thoughts.
Pooh-pooh vinyl data all you need: the format continues to develop, and the motion is spreading on-line. Record Store Day, which helped spark the revival in bodily retail, is now collaborating on an fascinating on-line counterpart.
The ensuing ‘Vinyl Obsession Week‘ options all kinds of unique vinyl collections created by your favourite artists from all genres of the trade. We truly caught wind of this a bit late, however the motion retains going till Sunday (September 23rd).
After that, we’re guessing one other ‘Vinyl Obsession’ occasion will floor, given the success of the format on eBay. In an e-mail to Digital Music News, eBay indicated at they’ve offered greater than 24 million items of vinyl since 2007. We’re guessing that eBay is witnessing a pleasant ramp-up of their vinyl-related in 2018. Last yr, the platform shifted about three.6 million data.
So let’s see if this bumps that determine upward. As a part of the promotion, eBay is spinning a vinyl coupon that provides 10% off any buy of $50 or extra. Additionally, consumers can redeem a free, three month HiFi Tidal subscription (at the least people who buy from eBay vendor eBay vendor get_importCDs). That higher-fidelity providing is sensible given the audiophile crowd in play.
Rhino Records can also be a part of this splash, with plenty of remastered and curated vinyl bundles from acts like Metallica, The Doors, Grateful Dead, The Eagles, and extra.
The remainder of the choice spans Michael Jackson, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, and even Chance the Rapper, with choose signed vinyl and artist memorabilia. There’s additionally a collection of a whole bunch of uncommon and in-demand vinyl collections, which is principally eBay’s bread-and-butter.
The vinyl data supplied will not be solely coming from impartial sellers, however report shops across the nation.
And one other good tidbit: three signed, pre-ordered copies of ‘PLAY’ – a two half mini-document sequence directed by Dave Grohl — can also be being supplied. All proceeds are additionally going to Musicians On Call and the Grammy Museum Foundation.
Separately, we’ve been tipped that vinyl report gross sales at Best Buy may be slowing down (extra on that forward). Separately, the RIAA pointed to continued features in the course of the first half within the US. So let’s see what jumble of information says over the subsequent few months.