Cassette tape sales are lavy to have doubled this year compared to The British Phonographic Industry, which represents record labels, projectstapes will have been sold in the UK in That's the highest sincewhen compilation Now 54 - featuring the likes of Busted, Girls Aloud and Oasis - was the biggest seller on tape.
Firstly, it's important to note that cassette tape sales represent a tiny fraction of music sales this year. They're dwarfed by the 4.
Among the top 10 best-selling vinyl records of were classic albums from Fleetwood Mac, Amy Winehouse and Nirvana. However, all the albums in the cassette top 10 were releases - from artists such as TheBlackpink and Selena Gomez. But cassette sales have been going up for a few years now, which BPI boss Geoff Taylor puts down to "the timeless appeal seekign collectable physical formats".
She started her own label, Sad Club Records, four years ago, and they release all their music on tape. Tallulah adds that with artists not able to gig this sdeking, fans have taken to other ways to supporting their favourite artists.
She also works in a record store and thinks that the older people who come in still associate tapes with a hissy, lower-quality sound than vinyl or CDs. But younger people don't remember when tapes didn't sound as good: "They're the ones buying, because they're the ones thinking it's really cool. The vinyl revolution of recent ladj was partly fuelled by people looking for something different to digital downlo and online streaming.
While Tallulah's tapes are on a much smaller scale compared to the top-selling cassette artists, she thinks big acts releasing on tape help her record label too. So it has helped me. Based on Official Charts data.
Final figures will be confirmed on 4 January Listen to Newsbeat live at and weekdays - or listen back here. Record Store Day 'We've all been starved of music'. UK music fans snap up 65, cassettes in So what's behind the rise of cassette tape sales?
UK music fans snap up 65, cassettes in first half of That's something Tallulah Webb agrees with. So why tape over other physical formats for some people? Firstly, Tallulah says cassettes nowadays have much better sound quality than they used to.
That's another reason tape may be making a comeback. Record Store Day 'We've been starved of music'. Now vinyl is pretty widespread again, are tapes the new hipster medium? She adds: "I think people genuinely like the format.
Predicted best-selling cassette albums for Lady Gaga - Chromatica. Yungblud - Weird.
Blackpink - The Album. Selena Gomez - Rare.
Kylie Minogue - Disco. Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia.
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