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Well, here’s some cool retro news!  According to The Daily Mail,

Cassette tapes were a big deal about 20 years ago, but they are now making a comeback. In fact, sales of cassette tapes are rising so quickly that the Recording Industry Association of America is looking for ways to track the sales of tapes for the first time since the 1990s. It’s thought the revival was started by underground music acts, but now more mainstream musicians are releasing music on tapes including Justin Bieber and Kanye West. The tapes are being sold at trendy clothing stores like Urban Outfitters and are also available online. Lee Rickard, the co-founder of independent record label Burger Records in Los Angeles explains, “Music just sounds different on tape, sometimes as it was originally intended to sound. Cassettes are compact, tangible, instant collectibles, often with original and numbered artwork– and as cheap as a cup of coffee, so you can support your local artist without buyer’s remorse.”

What form do you prefer to purchase your music in?

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