Sales of vinyl records have jumped to their highest level in a quarter of a century. The latest figures show British music fans bought over 3 million LPs last year.
Annual income growth of 41 percent means streaming platforms are now the music sector's single-largest revenue source. But will the spoils be passed on to artists, who often complain of paltry earnings?
Amid a further decline of physical sales, an income surge from online streaming services fueled a sharp rise in global revenue from digital music sales last year. Canadian rapper Drake was the top-selling artist.
The first record player was invented in 1887, but the first jazz album was recorded in 1917. Jazz expert Bert Noglik tells DW how technology has influenced the genre.
Pop and rock stars like Prince, The Beatles and Pink Floyd are not only famous for their music, but also for their album covers. A Berlin exhibition is showing the most iconic record art.
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