Penjualan kaset meningkat sebanyak 103% selama corona, berdasarkan perusahaan Official Charts.
“Describing the cassette as “the unlikely comeback kid of music formats”, the Official Charts Company said there was a 103% increase on cassette sales in the first half of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. 65,000 cassettes were purchased in the first half of 2020 and the figures are on course to top 100,000 for the first time since 2003.”
Yang sangat laku terjual di genre pop yaitu kaset 5 Seconds of Summer, Lady Gaga, The 1975, Selena Gomez dan Dua Lipa. Album baru 5SoS terjual sebanyak 12.000 kaset di minggu pertama, penjualan kaset tercepat selama 18 tahun ini. Hal yang sama juga terjadi di penjualan vinyl menigkat hingga 27.6% dengan total 88.486 piringan hitam.
“Liam Gallagher‘s No.1 ‘MTV Unplugged’ album led sales after shifting 17,938 units, followed by the reissue of Manic Street Preachers’ ‘Gold Against The Soul’ with 2,838 physical sales. Overall, physical sales accounted for 19.1% of the overall albums market across the past week, a three-month high.”
Throwback to the britpop era, Liam Gallagher is the very icon of this trend. It’s all about bucket hat, long sleeve, shirts, and of course the signature rounded glasses.