Amazon taps into the resurgence of vinyl with monthly subscription club
Seattle, Washington - For those who want to get into vinyl records, Amazon has been testing out a new program over the last few months that introduces the uninitiated to classics like Pink Floyd and ABBA.
You don't need to have a Prime subscription to sign up for Amazon's new Vinyl of the Month Club.
Curators from Amazon Music will send subscribers the best from "the golden era of vinyl" in a fun mystery-box format.
Engadget reported that Amazon's vinyl subscription program has continually gained more fans since its roll-out, with many getting a great value for their $25 a month.
Most of the albums in the mix individually have a retail value far exceeding the monthly cost, and can be returned if they are sealed and unused.
The niche industry has proven worth it for re-releases of oldies in their original format. Reports claimed that US vinyl sales in 2020 were up 29% from the previous year to $619.6 million.
The program might not be the right fit for seasoned collectors, as it is more of an introduction to what was most popular from the earlier era.
But for those without time to peruse second hand shops and scour estate sales, it may be the perfect means for building up a collection worth talking about with friends.
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