Vinyl sales made more money than digital music in UK last week

Vinyl record sales surpassed digital music downloads in the UK last week, according to figures from the Entertainment Retailers Association.

Engadget reported that during week 48 of 2016, consumers spent £2.4 million on vinyl and £2.1 million on music downloads.

The increase in vinyl sales has been attributed to Black Friday deals and the popularity of the format as a Christmas gift.

The report stated that vinyl albums are usually more expensive than downloads, which means music downloads easily beat vinyl in terms of the volume of albums sold.

The week saw 295,000 digital downloads versus 120,000 vinyl album sales.

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